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BBC World offers documentary series on Bollywood filmmakers

30-July-2004
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BBC World offers documentary series on Bollywood filmmakers

BBC World has come up with a series of documentaries featuring accomplished directors of the Hindi filmdom. Beginning on July 31, ‘Bollywood Bosses’ would offer in-depth interviews with five of the industry’s top filmmakers – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ram Gopal Verma, Rakesh Roshan, Karan Johar and Yash Chopra. Drawing upon the opinions of industry insiders, each episode would look deep into the men behind the making of blockbusters like ‘Devdas’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’.

The series would begin this weekend with a profile of maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma. An official release from the channel, said, Verma would comment on the slew of underworld films that many believe were inspired by his film ‘Satya’. The episode would capture his journey to be reckoned as a Bollywood trendsetter. The debut show of the series would feature exclusive interviews with film stars Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali, who have worked closely with Verma, in addition to film critics and industry analysts, informed the statement.

Following episodes of Bollywood Bosses – a programme, produced for BBC World by Via Earth Television, would examine the methods of filmmaking adopted by the four other famed directors.

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