Today, the children of Khempur village in Rajasthan are acquiring new skills and hope, spending time constructively and making their families and the state proud by participating in skateboarding championships with graceful ease, all thanks to Manjari and Vinati, daughters of yesteryear actor Mac Mohan.
Since the 1930s, Indian cinema has been synonymous with Bollywood. The industry has defined perceptions of cultural values and traditions, but these narratives don’t capture the nation’s diversity. Today, filmmakers and sisters Manjari and Vinati Makijany are depicting the unique array of stories that are present in India. “There’s so much more to Indian storytelling than colourful costumes, music, and high melodrama,” Vinati says. Recognising the growing skateboarding movement empowering kids in the country, they filmed Skater Girl.
Vinati and Manjari, Mac Mohan in Sholay (inset) Arre O Sambha…, the character from Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay, played by the late Mac Mohan, remains memorable even after four decades. Now, Mirror has learnt that his daughters Manjari (writer-director) and Vinati Makijany (co-writer-producer) are all set to make India’s first feature film on skate-boarding, titled Desert Dolphin. Read more in Mumbai Mirror
More than 50 years after shooting for classic Guide in Udaipur, veteran actor Waheeda Rehman is taking a trip back to the city of lakes.
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