Lucknow: In 2021, one thing is clear: Art in any form should not be gendered. Screenwriting is no longer a male domain as it used to be, renowned writers Advaita Kala and Parinda Joshi said at a conference on female screenwriters and their under-representation in the Indian film industry at Metaphor Litfest Sunday.
“Don’t quit your day job. There is nothing romantic about being a hungry writer, there is no fun in it. So please keep working, find some time in your day, on your weekend, that you can devote to your writing, ”said Advaita Kala, author, writer and columnist, known for film scripts. like “Anjaana Anjaani” and the thriller “. Kahaani ‘.
Parinda Joshi, successful novelist and screenwriter, advised young screenwriters to follow their dreams, their passion and make sure they work for it.
“Go out and learn as much as you can, be a voracious reader, interact with other writers, and be part of writing groups,” she said.
In the following session, eminent author and editor Sathya Saran discussed the biography of Ritu Nanda, businesswoman, insurance advisor and daughter of Bollywood icon Raj Kapoor, which she wrote recently with actress. Renuka Shahane.