Youngest film director from India gets accolades in international film festivals

March 23rd, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin  

Bangalore, Mar 23 (ANI): An Indian boy who is also the world’s youngest director of a professional feature film wins international accolade for his film on street children.
Kishan, who holds a Guinness world record for being the youngest director, is now winning himself international reorganisation worldwide as his feature film ‘Care of Footpath’ bags three awards at the recent Cairo International Film Festival.
The film won the Children’s Jury Award, the Special International Jury’s Award and a third award which was earlier given to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
“The journalists of Cairo press made a group and the movie was screened in a private theatre and they presented an achievement award and they told me that this same trophy is there with Amitabh Bachchan and you have got a similar one and so I was really happy hearing that,” said Kishan.
Kishan decided to make a film when one day he saw children picking up rags on road. It was then that he decided to do something for them. He thought of making a film on the children, and his family supported the idea.
“Care of Footpath” tells the story of a street urchin who gets to go to school and makes it big, his example meant to be an inspiration for millions of street children, says Kishan.
The 170,000 dollar, 135-minute film is being produced by Kishan’s mother, Shailaja, who herself is a movie music director. (ANI)

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