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Scripting a new story for Bollywood scriptwriters

26 March 2011 2:40 PM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Gone are the days when the script was the weakest link of a movie and multi-starrers were a sureshot way to success. As the mindsets of audiences change, Bollywood scriptwriters foresee a dignified growth for their kind though problems persist.'Now there is a need for good scripts because people have realised that films don't work only on stars. There is awareness, but that is not enough,' Kamlesh Pandey, who scripted 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi-6', told us.In recent times, Vishal Bharadwaj, Ashutosh Gowariker, Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Jaideep Sahni have shown the power of the pen by writing some of the best movies. The point to note is that most of them have directed their own scripts.Filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta said: 'Scripts and scriptwriters are getting recognition more than ever. It is being considered the most important element in filmmaking now. »

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