Karbonn Mobiles 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2010: Production Awards


The story came from various experiences inspired from incidents that happened over the years. - Vikramaditya Motwane

Shyam Benegal (Well Done Abba)
The story of Well Done Abba can actually be attributed to three people. The first and most important of these is a woman from Hyderabad named Jeelani Bano. The second person I would like to mention is a writer called Jayant Kripalani. And although the third person's story is not as similar, I bought the rights from short-story writer Sanjeev as well to avoid any copyright hassles. I am glad to see my film nominated for the Screen Awards.

Best Screenplay

Abhinav Singh Kashyap and Dilip Shukla (Dabangg)
The screenplay was very long so I had cut it, which is why some of the characters were under-developed. Critics said that it was not a water-tight screenplay. Fair enough. So I won't be disappointed if I don't win this one. - Abhinav Singh Kashyap

Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha (Raajneeti)
The journey of this script actually resembled an arduous adventure course. The breadth of the canvas, the need to balance so many characters and sub-plots, tackling the fear of cliches, drawing from an overwhelming source like the Mahabharat, continuously arguing with an adamant co-writer who was also the director! It's a miracle the damn script emerged with any degree of coherence!- Anjum rajabali

Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)
What can I say except that it is my labour of love. It was the first screenplay that I wrote and is closest to my heart. - Vikramaditya motwane

Habib Faisal (Band Baaja Baaraat)
The story was Maneesh Sharma's. He wanted to make a film about the aspirations and ambitions of young people against the background of wedding-planners. As I was writing the screenplay, I got more layers, the conflict between pyaar and vyapar - love versus business. It's about characters who want to reach a higher status.

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