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Mimi and Helmet writer Rohan Shankar feels each city and town in India has a story to tell

The screenwriter and actor is passionate about exploring different cities and acquainting diverse people

Megha Mukundan
Sep 10, 2021
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Rohan Shankar

Screenwriter-actor Rohan Shankar who has recently penned the screenplay and dialogues for the movie Helmet is basking in the glory of his film. He is happy about the good reviews received for the film. Rohan is known for his conventional yet witty style with a fondness for telling stories of small cities and characters. 

Speaking to Hindustan Times, he says he feels it is easy to find stories in our country, as each of its cities has its own narration. The actor, who made his debut with the hit film Luka Chuppi, is also the screenplay-dialogue writer of movies like Mimi and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.

He revealed his passion for exploring different cities and acquainting diverse people. By having a glimpse of various cultures, he seems to have found many tales to tell, also many taboos which could be brought out satirically. 

While talking about his writing career, he tends to term himself as a writer by chance. Landing in a private film institute in Mumbai, he chose the writing course as it was the only affordable course in the brochure, and soon started enjoying writing, he recalled with a burst of laughter. He started his career with the critically acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Lalbaugchi Rani, and his love for golden-era films like Katha and Chupke Chupke, he says, has made the process easy. 

Shankar loves taking inspiration from old films as he thinks those characters are more real and socially relevant. He tries to bring the same in his content too. He also thinks Indian cinema is giving him complete freedom for the exploration of content. The rise of multiple platforms have added more reasons to the birth of good stories, he says. 

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