Juhi Chaturvedi, Sharat Kataria to mentor budding writers

"Piku" writer Juhi Chaturvedi, "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" director Sharat Katariya and Habib Faisal, co-writer of "Fan", will mentor six scribes, who are the finalists of National Film Development Corporation's Romance Screenwriters' Lab 2015.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 08, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

Mumbai: "Piku" writer Juhi Chaturvedi, "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" director Sharat Katariya and Habib Faisal, co-writer of "Fan", will mentor six scribes, who are the finalists of National Film Development Corporation's Romance Screenwriters' Lab 2015.

Romance Screenwriters' Lab 2015 is a part of NFDC Labs' ongoing initiative to develop original voices and stories from India. This is the second edition of the project.

The selected participants will work with the mentors to explore their stories in one-on-one as well as group sessions and master classes.

They will also get a chance to pitch their scripts to producers and investors in a specially designed session during Film Bazaar 2015.

The selection this year includes projects with interesting and varied perspectives on the themes of love and romance.

The six final scripts are "Chitrangada Body, Speech and Mind" by Abhyuday Khaitan, "Fly Me to the Moon" by VivekRaju, "Matsyagandha" by Pooja Gupta, "Tatevik" by Samimitra Das, "The List" by Varun Oberoi and "You've Been Pinged" by Smita Kapoor Das.