is an Indian film director
He began his filmmaking with a short film entitled Baby
which won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Film in 2002. His second film entitled Cross My Heart
was awarded special commendation by London Film Festival TCM Shorts in 2002.
credits include episodes of The Canterbury Tales
in 2003 and the screenplay
for the film Indian Dream
. He wrote One Night in Bhopal
, a documentary for the British Broadcasting Corporation
, in 2004. His short film, Lucky
, about a South African AIDS orphan
, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival and got a special mention at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles. Lucky
was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film
He is currently working on an adaptation of Preethi Nair's book, A Hundred Shades of White
, for the BBC.
As of October 2007, he was in pre-production for his first feature film, "Mad, Sad & Bad". Meera Syal
and Nitin Ganatra
are cast in the lead parts and the film is being produced by Bex Hopkins, who produced 'Cross My Heart' and 'Lucky', and Christine Alderson for Ipso Facto Films and Roister Doister Films.