Not everyone gets to direct the stellar duo Prithviraj and Parvathy in their directional debut. A grateful and ecstatic Roshni Dinaker tells us how her entire team for the film My Story is amazing. “I really want to thank my technicians. They have been such a wonderful team to begin my venture as a director with. I couldn’t have asked for more,” she gushes.
The costume-designer- turned- director informs us that her team consists of Bosco- Caeser for choreography, Dudley for Cinematography, composer Shaan Rahman, Priyam Premkumar as editor and an IIFA winning Sound Engineer Bishwadeep Chatterjee. Her first movie Shubham in Kannada as costume designer happened by chance, she says. “The shoot was taking place at Coorg, near my hometown in Madikeri. The film’s costumer wasn’t available. They heard that I had studied fashion designing and approached me.” After that she was approached to be the costumer in many movies and she got hooked on to it.
Roshni won the Karnataka State Award in the year 2007 for the film Kallaralli Hoovagi. She has worked as a costume designer for 30 films till date. “While working on sets for movies, I got interested in the production part of it and direction happened by chance, when a friend encouraged me to write,” she says. Roshni co-wrote the movie with Shankar Ramakrishnan who is known to write screenplays of movies like Urumi and Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla.