Bollywood is India’s cultural ambassador,
with its larger-than-life characters and vibrant song-and-dance routines entertaining
millions around the world. But until now, little has been known about the visionaries
behind these magnum opuses.
Modelled on the US television series “The
Actor’s Studio”, The Boss Dialogues promise intimate
conversations with Bollywood’s biggest directors and producers, usually
inaccessible to cineastes. Hosted by well-known film journalist Indu Mirani, the
monthly series is open to anyone who wants an insider perspective on this
secretive yet seductive world.
So far, the series has interviewed the
young and talented director and producer Farhan Akhtar and India’s most successful
woman director, Farah Khan. The forthcoming June edition promises to be equally exciting, with director
Kabir Khan in the hot seat. Khan has successfully transitioned
from hard-hitting documentaries to mainstream cinema, with Ek Tha Tiger becoming the second highest grossing Bollywood
movie ever. Host Mirani believes that “the audience stands to gain from his
unconventional career trajectory as he is among the few outsiders to succeed in
After the informal Q&A session, the floor
is thrown open to the audience. Cocktails, conversations with fellow film buffs
and dancing to Bollywood beats promise to make this a stellar evening.
The June Boss Dialogues is held at Escobar, a tapas bar in
Bandra on 30 June at 5:30 pm. The online registration process is
simple and free, although the number of seats is limited to 100.
Fernandes is the Mumbai Localite for BBC Travel