Young talent in Bollywood to get benefitted by Yash Chopra Fellowship
Industry body FICCI is said to be launching a Yash Chopra Fellowship next year to help young scriptwriters realize their Bollywood dream in honor of the legendary filmmaker, who passed away two months ago.
Leena Jaisani, Head of FICCI’s entertainment division, said, “From March we will invite scripts and stories from young scriptwriters all over the country. We will choose 12 of them who would be mentored by veterans in the film industry.”
As heard, the selected script writers would be trained by veterans Salim Khan of the famed Salim-Javed duo, Jaideep Sahni, who has worked in blockbusters like Chak De! Indiaand Khosla Ka Ghosla and Anjum Rajabali of Aarakshan and Raajneeti fame over a period of eight-nine months.
Jaisani said, “We will even invite some experts from outside the country. Workshops will be held with them in different cities where the shortlisted scripts would be fine-tuned according to the needs of the industry”. Furthermore, the FICCI will help the young brigade once the final script is ready.
Adding further, Jaisani said, “We will help them to take their first steps in Bollywood. It was planned initially by the late producer-director Yash Chopra but after he passed away we decided the name the fellowship after him as a tribute”.
It’s indeed a great step taken!