Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s book ‘Unscripted’ debuted on January 25 and went on to top the selling charts on Amazon. It was trending as no. 1 on the day. Featuring Vidhu’s cinematic life and his journey the book contains fascinating anecdotes from his life and career. Amitabh Bachchan has become the most recent star praising Vidhu.
Amitabh took to twitter to upload a video of Vidhu’s journey in the industry working with various actors on various projects. The video was uploaded with the caption, “Vidhu Vinod Chopra .. honest frank and straight .. just as he is real life .. a rarity ..🙏😄.”
Drawing praise from Bollywood’s one of the oldest and biggest stars is no mean feat, it goes on to show how much Vidhu has given to the industry via his work. In the book VVC speaks with his longtime collaborator and scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi about his exceptional journey. The book gives us an engaging and illuminating glimpse into the mind, method and madness of one of contemporary Hindi cinema’s best film-makers.
Starting in Wazir Bagh, a small mohalla in Kashmir, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s life has been well and truly unscripted. Over the last thirty years, he has blazed a trail in Hindi cinema-even going on to direct a film in Hollywood. From someone who once released his student film though it was incomplete, because he ran out of money and film stock, he now has the distinction of heading one of the key production houses in India, VVC Films. The company has made some of the biggest blockbusters in recent times. Not only is he a film-maker par excellence, but he has also nurtured some of the brightest talents in the Hindi film industry, including directors Rajkumar Hirani, Pradeep Sarkar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
VVC’s book ‘Unscripted’ is out now. It’s already witnessing a lot of love on it’s launch day, grab your copy and read now.