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'I was the creative director and visual effects supervisor of Arundhati'

How did you land up as the creative director of the film? Initially you joined as visual effects supervisor...

Yes, I joined as the creative director at a later stage. I was visual effects supervisor from day one. In the middle of the project, in mid 2007, I took charge as creative director. It was a tag. It was a synergy between me and Shyam. We knew each other's capabilities and the work was so much in sync.

At one point we thought the project was fizzling out and we wanted to improve it. So we felt we shouldn't show it to the audience. Shyam has so much strength to believe in his concept and therefore can go to any length to achieve it. So he took a call and I came on board as creative director. So we started afresh. Everybody understood and accepted it because the intention was to come up with a good product.

Did your background in Fine Arts help you in the visualisation, especially colours and composition?

Immensely. It stemmed from that. I would say if you are from Fine Arts, it's of great help.

What were your creative inputs in the film?

I was the creative director and visual effects supervisor. Basically all my efforts went into the project. There were inputs in terms of screenplay and dialogues. I worked with the music director and helped in the background score. I also helped out with the editing and sound. In effect, I chipped in, in all the departments.

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