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After a cracker of a session with the candid and feisty Farah Khan, the next edition had the articulate, witty director of last year’s biggest hit Ek Tha Tiger, Kabir Khan. In this session held at the country’s longest tapas bar,Escobar, he chatted with Indu Mirani about cinema and life.
He shared his experiences which included some incredible anecdotes about Salman Khan and others in the industry. Being an outsider he was keen to share his experiences as an outsider making it in Bollywood and his years as a documentary filmmaker before directing Kabul Express.
It was also fascinating to get an insight into the career graph of a director who started out as a documentary filmmaker and went on to deliver last year’s biggest masala hit, Ek Tha Tiger. Kabir opened up about why it is important to do one film where numbers are crucial but to also follow it up with a film in tune with your sensibilities as a director. The director also expressed his interest in the politics of a film, the gender politics and other relevant subjects which are rarely spoken about in a frenzied bid for box-office numbers.
The Boss Dialogues is a series of conversations with iconic directors in conversation with film journalist Indu Mirani. No PR. No agenda. Pure cinema. The property has been co-founded by journalists Indu Mirani and Namrata Bhawnani.
Escobar has the single longest bar in the country at 77 feet and is the perfect venue for every occasion. The open air deck is a treat to the senses as are the tastefully done up restaurant interiors and its distinctive ambience.