Software engineer-turned-filmmaker Sekhar Kammula belongs to the tribe of young directors who tread a path slightly different from the mainstream.
His very first film Dollar Dreams fetched him a National Award. His second, Anand, was a superhit and touched a chord with the audience.
Sekhar chose to leave the United States and settle in India some years ago, something not many at his age would do.
Armed with a film school education and ideas in his head, he returned to nurture his passion. A storyteller was born -- a latent talent that surfaced a bit late.
Sekhar did not write stories when he was in school or college. But now the auteur is brimming with creativity and wants to make meaningful films.
Sekhar is working on his third film Godavari, scheduled for release April-end.
He took a break from the editing room to talk to Radhika Rajamani about his new film, and the kind of cinema he likes.
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