Thursday, June 11, 2009

Want to be a Bollywood script writer?


Everyone wants to write that ‘hit’ Hindi film. But do you have it in you? And what is required of you to make it in Bollywood as a scriptwriter?

To find out, I attended a workshop on scriptwriting for Bollywood on Saturday (6 June)—organized as part of the Indian Writers’ Festival. The workshop was conducted by Venita Coehlo and Loveleen Tandon (co-director of the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire). I have already written about Loveleen Tandon in one of my previous posts, so I will focus on Venita here.

Venita has been writing scripts for film and television for many years. She has worked with Cinevistaas and Sony Entertainment Television (VP, New Product development) in the past. Now she lives in Goa and writes scripts full time. She also paints and writes columns for newspapers.

I went to the workshop with a few questions in mind—and came out with more than I had expected. Are small films working for Bollywood? Do producers ask you to write scripts based on Hollywood DVDs? What remains of your script in the transition from the page to the screen, from what you wrote to what you saw on the big silver screen? And do you get paid on time? And how much?

My friend has written a script and wants to sell it for Rupees one crore. Is he daydreaming? Or it is very much possible in a “new” rich Bollywood?

As I said, I returned from the workshop with much more information and insight. I even learnt why there are item numbers in Hindi films. Of course, we discussed script structures, plot points, Syd Field’s narrative techniques, the concept of a hero’s journey and so on, but far more interesting were Venita’s personal experiences.

Venita’s story itself is so Bollywood-like.

The Influence of Sholay

“I grew up in Calcutta,” she said. “My house was above a cinema hall—Jyoti cinema. “Sholay” ran for five years in that theatre. Songs and dialogues of Sholay would vibrate through the walls and floors of the building and reach up to our house. I grew up with that movie.”

When the film stars of Sholay came to the theatre to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the film, Venita saw the whole street jampacked with people. “That’s when I realized the power of the medium of cinema,” she said. “I wanted to be a part of it.”



In Bollywood

Venita’s journey in Bollywood so far has not been smooth. Out of 17 scripts that she has written, only two got produced and saw theatrical release, including Sanjay Gupta’s Musafir. When she saw the other one in a theatre (she does not want to name the film) she was horrified to see that only one scene written by her was retained in the film. But the film’s credits had her name as the screenplay writer! “I wanted to go and hide somewhere,” she confessed.

According to Venita, Bollywood still follows the 1970s rates and laws for scriptwriters. Once you sell your script for a promised amount (you get payment in parts and full payment is hardly ever made), you part with all rights to your script. Even if the film is shelved, your script does not belong to you anymore. Payments range from Rupees 3 lacs (near S$12K) to Rs10 lacs, and you will be lucky to see any money after getting the signing amount.

“To work in Bollywood, you must supplement your income by other means,” she said, “unless you become a writer who has written hit movies.” She means Jaideep Sahni.

Writing for television is more strenuous but money is good in TV, she said. One month of income from TV can equal 2 years worth of toiling in Bollywood (as a writer).

Copying is rampant in Bollywood and ideas are stolen shamelessly. One has to learn to live with it. If you fight the powerful filmmakers, she said, you can kiss your future goodbye.

Things are changing

But despair not, she adds. Things are changing in Bollywood. A new breed of writers has taken charge of the writers’ association. New rates for scripts are being fixed and optioning of scripts (like Hollywood) will be legalized.

She acknowledged that the quality of scripts in Bombay is poor. There are no training institutes for scriptwriters. She did not seem to be impressed with Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods school. She mentioned how even workshops like this one (the one I attended) were not common in Bombay.

Anurag Kashyap and Anjum Rajabali held a workshop in Bombay sometime back but the results were far from desirable. Kamal Hasan also held a workshop in the South recently. We need more training opportunities to groom new writing talent, she said.

Here are some guidelines if you want to break into Bollywood as a scriptwriter:

1. Go with a bound script. Every filmmaker/actor these days wants a bound script—though no one reads it.
2. Be a raconteur: You have to narrate your script in front of stars and so you better be a raconteur
3. Get a star: The best way to get your script produced is to find a star and get him interested in the project
4. If a star likes your script and is ready to back you by starring in it, everything will fall into place—and you might even get to direct the film, no matter what you background is (It's ok even if you were selling chickpeas on a cart!)

Got it? Still want to try your luck in Bollywood as a scriptwriter?

PS: After reading this post, novelist Samit Basu commented that it always does not work like this. He shared his views via Twitter: "It really doesn't work like that. It's actually easier to sell a script to a producer than even meet a star. I know Venita and really admire her. But this advice only works for people who are already IN the Bombay entertainment industry."

139 comments:

Kumar said...

Very good post especially the counter-point by Samit Basu, provides a more complete viewpoint. In the New Bollywood that everyone is talking about scripts seem to be important or so i have read. I can only hope that aspiring writers that are salivating on the sidelines with ideas and stories have a fair shot at thier dreams and this whole business of Bollywood Changing is not bogus PR to sell courses and workshops.

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Kumar. About this whole business of Bollywood changing being true--I too hope so.

gulshan said...

i want to make a story writer bcoz i thought a story & i suppose it's a very nice love story.

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shaz said...

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shaz said...

hi,
nowadays there is no lin o distainction between a writer and a thrash-churning machine .everyone ,right from the hero to the director to the producer has becaome a writer!so where is the oppurtunity for a skilled writer!!.

orchie said...

who is a hero and a scrpit writer as well as a director? can u name some?

shaz said...

hi orchie, this shows that u are not well informed..kjo,salman,there are so many who lift hollywood pics and mix and match and make out a concoction..yr ignorance is baffling!!

jasbir said...

i have many hindi film scripts. all are written by me. main abhi 1st time try ker raha hu,but mujey belive hai ki meri likhi film script hit hogi bcoz main actors ki personality per script likhta hu.

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Nishant said...

Dear Venita
It was really inspiring to read your views for the script. I was actually planning to write a movie script and to convince any big star, but I was de-motivated to see the different views of many people. And by chance I crossed your blog, and it helped me a lot and motivated me to move forward. thanks a lot dear.

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thank u
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taniya said...

Hi,this is Taniya from IRAN
I wanna become a bolywood script writer.what should I do?
plz guid me
should I learn hindi language also?
Regards

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anyone who is keen to learn script writing course can attend New York Film Academy 4 week course or Manhattan Film Academy shortest course for two days. This is in UAE not sure about India though. I have done a course from New York FA and it's fantastic. I am writing for years as my hobby but how to convert your story into a screen play is really not very tough. you may start reading online on how to make a structure etc..

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ANUP said...

hi This is Anup, i have written a screenplay, for what i need a copyright, from Indian copyright house, it is written in English, but i want to make film on this in Hindi,
so is it important to write again in Hindi?

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how will i get producers for my project at first time? i need help, if any one know this so please send the answer in:
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Jayant said...

I am Jay...I have written story board and outline of abt 30 episodes and I want to write them in Screen play form. I am looking for a miscrosoft word processor version of Hindi screen play software. Can not find it I do have one in English that is of no use. Can somebody help me find this software. Be mighty obliged.
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Ravi said...

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thank u
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Deepak said...

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BSK said...

Are you guys kidding yourselves? Most of you, I guarantee you, will not even know the fundamentals of a good story. India produces these wannabes by the dozen, each claiming to be a super talent. Has any of you even tried narrating your story to a live audience to get a reaction? Can you hold the interest of a group that does not know you for 3 hours? If not, stop writing crap about your storytelling abilities. 99 out of 100 who claim to be "writers" cannot differentiate between the noun and the verb. In any case, does it look like Bollywood knows anything about storytelling? Why even try?

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Amlandeep Bhattacharya said...

Bollywood is a turbalent feild. True here ideas are stolen shamelessly and people are often not given due respect. Thses kind of malporactices must be stopped/

sahil maqbool said...

Writers and creative people are not produced or hatched in forms, they are born, I have won the International award in conflict writing, I never went to a workshop or training school for that, I have a collection of 20 stories in my hand and I just need a producer to look in to it and that is all....as a journalist and close witness to the 20 years Kashmir situation, I can provide a story, which no other can...and I challenge for that...

bebo said...

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sonu said...

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prince said...

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Rajendra said...

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Minu said...

Wow Great way to go... Looks like everyone is ready to become a script writer??? Is it too easy?? First try to express yourself then claim that you are a good raconteur. Because if you can't express yourself properly how will you convince the producer, Hero...?? First learn to express and convince others by your story telling skills then think about becoming script writer. I have written many advertisements for local Radio in USA and now I have been asked to do a TV show (Local USA)and for that I am writing scripts also. All I got is a convincing personality. I have great PR skills. That is the reason that I got a chance to act and write with a great Actor of Bollywood. if you want to contact me, please mail me at minumishra@gmail.com

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DeveshChaudhary said...

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Mehabuba said...

Hi. I am Mehabuba Akhtar. I am a script and screenplay writer. Already I am working as a script writer in Shajan Film Production. I have written many scripts on comedy, drama, romantic, suspense, thriller. I am also a novel writer. My one novel has been published This year in Kolkata Book Fair - 2011.

Mehabuba said...

I am a script and screenplay writer. Already I am working as a script writer in Shajan Film Production. I have written many scripts on comedy, drama, romantic, suspense, thriller. I am also a novel writer. My one novel has been published this year in Kolkata Book Fair - 2011.

Mehabuba said...

I am a script and screenplay writer. Already I am working as a script writer in Shajan Film Production. I have written many scripts on comedy, drama, romantic, suspense, thriller. I am also a novel writer. My one novel has been published this year in Kolkata Book Fair - 2011.
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pommy singh said...

I want to be a script writer i have lot's of realistic stories and some my creative story i want to carve out it on Paper's But how i don't know to write script please if... my email id :-kumaouniboy@yahoo.co.in

kuki said...

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kuki said...

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Naveen choudhary said...

mere dimag me bi kai stories hai.... Ek se ek kammal... Jin pe abi tk aisi koi movi ni bani.... Nd i m sure meri stories pe movi banegi wo hit hongi.... I want to sel dem. If any1 can help . . Den plz..plz cntct me on fb. . naveenp1994@gmail.com

ndh said...

hey i have a script but i don't know how to sell it.i mean, i have no contacts with bollywood.

Mehabuba said...

I am a script and screen play writer. I have written a novel named “Epare Badol, Opare Bristi” published in Kolkata Book fair, 2011.
I have many scripts and stories based on comic, drama, romance, suspense.
My job profile includes to ensure the completeness and correctness of the writing.
I write any type of script within a short time.
Please give me an opportunity to work.

Script Writer said...

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Contact me:
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डॉ0 ज़ाकिर अली ‘रजनीश’ (Dr. Zakir Ali 'Rajnish') said...

जफर साहब, आपको याद होगा, आप सन 2005 में लखनऊ में फिल्‍म बंधु द्वारा होटल ताज में आयोजित स्क्रिप्‍ट राइटिंग वर्कशाप में आए थे। मैं उस वर्कशाप में शामिल था। आप सबसे सीख कर अपने 10 साल के अनुभव के आधार पर मैंने हिन्‍दी में फिल्‍म लेखन पर एक किताब लिखी है, जो भारत सरकार और उत्‍तर प्रदेश सरकार ने पब्लिश की है। मौका मिलने पर इसे जरूर देखें। बुक की डिटेल यहां पर मौजूद है-
HINDI MEN PATKATHA LEKHAN !

PARESH MISTRY said...

Paresh Mistry :
i have many hindi film scripts. all are written by me. Love stories and suspense stories.All stories with dialogue and Songs.

E mail:pareshmistry2003@gmail.com

Ashish Jagdish Joshi said...

sir/mam


i can write songs and dialgoes.if i m good in that is there anyone who can judge me and tell i m good or not.nd if i m good in my work can somebody tell how to move forward.i just want to full fill my dreams.

Regard's

Ashish Jagdish Joshi

Ashish Jagdish Joshi said...

"Jis rah par chalna nahi

Uss rah ko kyu dheke yeh khuda kae bande!

Aagey rah aur bhi hai joh tujhe manjil taak le jayengi

Manta huh zindagi har ek pal ka hisab maang rahi hai

Aaj aashu mai hisab deh lene doh jab daman mae khusiya aayegi toh muskra dunga.

Regards
Ashish Jagdish Joshi

Anshu said...

Hi,

I have just read your blog . I could not find exactly which i want. Can you please suggest me for writing a movie script my questions are :
1. What should be the key points?
2. Can we divide the whole story in to phases if yes so what they shold be?
3. How can we divide story into sequences which refer to specific Headers.
4. For the flow to story what should be written i mean , by representing charaters or dialoges what they should be?

dont mind about my points,.. Please tell me what exactly the story structure should look like?

I have a great story , so i want to develop my story as a film script ..Please help me how ?

Please email me at-- anush.bly07@gmail.com

dibyendu dutta said...

a love story of 80's end...............
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dibyendu dutta

Ravee said...

I Have a Beautiful Story Like Avtar for Bollywood Industry. REally.... Trust Me... Contact ME
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vishnuscript said...

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ajmeri moin said...

i m good writer
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Aman Tomar said...

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sandeep gautam said...

i have written a novel about a student's b.tech life.....but yet i have not published it anywhere.....because i want that a gud movie can make on it....if anyone interested....contact me via my gmail id.....sgsandyrock12@gmail.com

shiksha said...

hi this is shiksha, i write scripts regarging every topic, i m very passionate about it, i have many ideas regarding love stories, action, imotional, and many more..i had make many documentries too. i had started writing scripts when i was in 8th standard and now i had completed my graduation and now i m woking with a news channel. writing scripts is in my blood.. if you are interested then plz contact me at shiksha_raina@yahoo.com

shiksha said...

hi this is shiksha, i write scripts regarging every topic, i m very passionate about it, i have many ideas regarding love stories, action, imotional, and many more..i had make many documentries too. i had started writing scripts when i was in 8th standard and now i had completed my graduation and now i m woking with a news channel. writing scripts is in my blood.. if you are interested then plz contact me at shiksha_raina@yahoo.com

shiksha said...

hi this is shiksha, i write scripts regarging every topic, i m very passionate about it, i have many ideas regarding love stories, action, imotional, and many more..i had make many documentries too. i had started writing scripts when i was in 8th standard and now i had completed my graduation and now i m woking with a news channel. writing scripts is in my blood.. if you are interested then plz contact me at shiksha_raina@yahoo.com

JayGolmei said...

Even If Someone Do Create A Fascinating Script, What Are The Chances That The Product Would Resemble The Actual Ideas? With An Industry That Has Been Infamous For Malpractices, A Fresh Talent Would Get Battered With Disappointment. What If I Say, I Have A Script And I Am Willing To Say No To An Indian Producer Or A Director, Just Because They Lack The Vision To Justify A Writer's Creativity? What If I Say I Can Take This Story To My Grave If I Don't Get A Hollywood Production For It? I Am Saying This Because I Could Be In Possession Of A Great Story, An Epic, A Masterpiece. So, See You Soon, People. On The Other Side Of The Limelight. Swoooosssh!!!

Jagdish said...

hyyyy
me jagdish

i m a student in 11th
nd i wana be a good script writer can u help me;;
pls

νικοσ said...

I want to make my script can film, Help please georgopoulos.nikos@gmail.com

sanjit kumar said...

this is sanjit from bihar... i am bihari,,ye logo ki comment hai, mera nahi,,becz jo bihar se belong krta hai,wo bihari hai, log bihari ko gali ke rup use krte hai...arey log to bhul gye ki bihar vo bharat ma ki aanchal hai jaha pr Dr. rajendra prasad ne janam liya, 80y ki umar virkuvar singh ko javani aai thi..jaha pr siddarth budh bhagwan ban gye,,jaha ki bujrgo ki dahad se angrej v pesab kr diye,, us bihar se hum hai,,jo hamari bharat mata ki aanchal hai...jo maharastra ko v apna dahina hath samjhta hai,,he he he are mai to kehne kuch aaya tha kah diya kuch or pr mai word ko delete nahi kr saakta kyuki hum bihar delete nahi kr sakte n, delete kr dunga to rajendra prasad jaisa honahar, virkuvar jaisa lal kaha paida hoga,,, so bihar tumhe salam ,,,,now apni topic pr aata hu i have few story,,one of them title is(jindgi mujhe maut dedo plz),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,my id is kumarsanjit540@gmail.com ,,,,,bihari v hu mai, ese pehle apni bharat ma ki lal hu mai....

Rohit kumar said...

hi,
i am engineering student.i having great story idea in bollywood,hollywod.i wanna convert this story in to full movie script.can u help me or provide rough format of any movie.mujhe platform chahiye and i know that if help me i will become a very good script writer.

rohit singh
rohit.rohit.860@gmail.com

Mutual Fund said...

i have a beautiful story in my mind and i am writing constantly - how would i approach ?
what is the difference between story writing and script writing ?
please contact me on kahbiv@gmail.com

ajit kumar Tiwari said...

hi,

hope my words finds you in the best of health and spirit, i am a MBA in finance as well as Marketing. i am very interested to be a scriptwriter for bollywood. from the age i use to be of 11 years i am writing poems couplets ans stories i am having very good conceptual writing skills which are very extensive in nature and are brought into words from the glimpse of real life. i can assure you give me any topic starting from love, comedy, suspense, horror etc i can write immediately thats my confidence. Any help reccomendation or support will be very kind of you. i have mailed MAHESH BHAT as Well as Mr javed akhtar sir, haven't got any replies yet. i am leaving my contact details hope to hear from you soon. wish you all here a very good afternoon and a successful career ahead. you can go through my page on facebook : A@J LIKH DALO

MY BLOG PAGE: ajitgotfromlife@blogspot.com


Thanks & Regards,
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Aryan Verma said...

Dear

i want to a good "script writer".
right now i am story writer........

thanks
Aryan Verma
Writer,

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ZAM said...

Hello Dear freinds,
I can understand your strugle in this field of writting. Either Hollywood or Bollywood it's not so easy to get want you want. Imagine there are plenty of people like you, who want to show their writing skills to the producer or director. But tell me one thing, why a producer like to invest his crores of money on every stranger. He will think plenty of times to do that. Hope you understand this. But you don’t have to be disappointed, as there are many ways to get what you want. You can do that just by joining this group by name “Bollywood people” in facebook. Just search this group and join. Or Email at Bollywoodpeople@groups.facebook.com. There are many people like you come and discuss about their struggle in bollywood. You can get some experience through it. People from all the fields in bollywood, starting from production to postproduction are available over there. Who knows if you are lucky, someday you may get a director or producer over there with whom you can chat over there. Try your luck.
Wish you good luck.
Just join this group “ Bollywood People”
Or Email at : Bollywoodpeople@groups.facebook.com

Rajendra said...

Respected sir/madam
me scriptwriter to nahi hu phir bhi mane ek script likhi hai aur is andaz me likhi hai ki use hit nahi balki super duper hit hogi bus ek chance de dijiye

rajendra d desai

rajendraddesai21@gmail.com

mohammed shaikh said...

Hi,
Myself Mohammed Shaikh, I am having good concept for TV serial. I want to write a script on it. Please help me how can i go ahead.

Mohd7876@yahoo.com.

Mohammed Shaikh.
Mumbai

Babulal Swain said...

dear all, myself babulal swain, a engineering background, have some imaginary stories, which must be heart touching for you.

please give me a chance to make my real stories into reel film stories.

you can contact at babulalswain@gmail.com
+91-8895472257

Babulal Swain said...

dear all, myself babulal swain, working as an engineer has a keen interest in script writing .
i had written some stories which must touch your heart.i feel my imaginary stories will feel like real in rill stories. Hoping for this, I REQUEST TO ALL OF YOU.

Please contact me at babulalswain@gmail.com

+91-8895472257

Pawan Saini said...

plz contact for good song and movie script writing contact no-09467769644,09896685379
E-mail-2pawansaini@gmail.com

ashish tiwari said...

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Billy The Kid said...

Dear Mates, I just read everyone's comments. All that can say is:
Desperately looking for directors or producers is not really a good idea.
Even if you really have coolest concept in your head , does it worth Studio executive's money or time ?
Concepts or ideas are next to nothing until you can represent it properly. Better learn craft of writing script . When i said ''Script'' i meant Industry standard script.
well, question comes how can you learn craft of writing industry standard script?
Read GOOD SCRIPTS first, get help from youtube , read books on script writing, join writing workshops etc. . .you know whats best for you , huh?

Before start writing kick ass script OUTLINE first. then get your hands on writing in proper format. If use good screenplay writing softwares like Final Draft, Celtxs, Adobe story (Online) etc you don't have to worry about formatting.

Once you are done writing properly, write SYNOPSIS (one page ) and a LOG-LINE (max two lines).

Before sending , make sure to copy write your original material.

Then send logline and synopsis by mail to agent or production company. There are hundreds of competition world wide . Believe me if your story is the coolest , you don't have to worry about selling.
For example, AMAZON STUDIO is buying original script for $200,000 and enlisting scripts in their site for $10,000 for development. Their goal is to find stories from talented individuals from any part of the world.

Good luck everyone. Looking forward to see all you guys are writing coolest blockbusters like ET, STAR WARS , GOD FATHER, SILENCE IF THE LAMBS, PULP FICTIONS.

There's always a easiest way out , if you have dream.

prem said...

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i write everyday some special topics and i'v more story, script and hindi song
plz call me 8689934668

prem said...

Hello I'm pankaj chaturvedi
i write everyday some special topics and i'v more story, script and hindi song
plz call me 8689934668

Vivek Mishra said...

This is Vivek Mishra.I have done engineering and love writting scripts.
To be honest, m very creative n unique in writing.
I feel script is a river which roles different stones like characters and finally the stones get shaped n look beautiful.
I love presentations n appraisals.
contact me@ 08882808790

feroz iqbal said...

hi,,i am a script writer and i have witten lot of stories,just waiting for a chance...contact me@ feroziqbal909@gmail.com

Asim Sharief said...

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I am a script writer,
If any one want to make a very good script on your direction script will be made.
Please Contact:
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ravi jjangid said...

i am RAVI JANGID, i am a write a BOLLYWOOD hindi moive , i am want a story sent bollywood content
1. moive name-INTZAAR,
2. TO PART A LOVE STORY.MY personal no-*918696767594 & 9829753484

prem said...

hello i'pankaj ku. chaturvedi
i write story,script and hindi song
and present time have more than new ideas stories so plz show me my way
this cont no 8689934668
thank's

pankaj kapkoti said...

Hi...I have a unique and first time types stories...those never use in till now date in bollywood......so if u.....

Shaikh Sarfaraz said...

Hey,
Can you give me your E-mail Address.
I have a story that can top all bollywood records.

urfi mushtaque said...

hi,meri dairy dher sari gito se bhari hai jo mai ne khud likhi hai,

how to pass your exam said...

i just had an idea i want it to be a story i am not interesting in any writing or filming ,inspired by one of friends true story and it was like a film i believe even without any addition it can be turn in to a film and i hope you ll contact me(i dont expect any rewards) aaamrmr@gmail.com

ravi dhoot said...

Dear Sir,
I am a Script and Screen Play writer, writing scripts for feature film. I am writing scripts for past 5 years in both Hindi and English languages. If you are boredom of various identical Hindi movie projects and want to achieve different please contact me.
MB: 9867198589
Email: dhootravi@gmail.com

satish more said...

Hi i m Satish More.i was write A good Story.That name is UDHAA EK PARIVARTAN in Marathi.If you want contact me So please Call this Number 9768964855.My Email is satishmore1302@yahoo.com

Bankat khurd said...

i want become hindi script writer .i have idea but not experience.my story name is ".........." it is technical movie i am accepted u give good subjection
thank u
Bantya

ASIM KHAN said...

Kya koi in comments ko padh bhi raha hai ya nahi, pehle iska jawab dijiye

Saroj Das said...

sir..........i am good script writer & also write dialogue for movies. but due to lack of contact in Bollywood , i unable to show my talent .if any producers want to be successful stories ,pls contact me on 09090395407 ,pls give me a chance .......................

name- saroj kumar das

Vakeel sir said...

I wrote script for D4 which I attached with D3. Whom I contact and who can contact me.
vakeelsir@gmail.com
9906471632

Yogesh Kumar said...

I have a script based on Corruption , My Guess is the film will get a Good response from the people . I am in chennai but I like to sell my script to Bollywood .

Shivam Sony said...

Mera naam shivam hai aur mere pas ek bahut hi achi love story hai,so plz give me 1 chance.
My contact no. 9721502862

Parth kishore said...

Everyone says here that their stories are far better as compared to others,they also say that their stories are totally different from others,so if everyone is speaking the same things,so brothers do u all are really creating a difference.
By mere mentioning about ur different qualities would not make u different ,u all have to stive towards it.
Well by all the above stuff which i mentioned is not to criticize you, i"m also a willing writer have alot of stories in my mind but dont know any reliable place to submit or upload it.

Rajkumar Prajapati said...

nic blog.

sunil said...

hi i m a writer movie script on to script the very goood on to selling me my script on move to the one chance to me sir
suniltepale@gmail.com

Anil Patil said...
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Anil Patil said...

hi i m a lyricst.....n a member of FWA{film writers association}i have a burning passion for becoming a part of bollywood....i have experience of album n i am ready wid my lyrics...so plz help me to trnsform them in to hit numbers...plz give me a chance to prove ...email ; udaypatil0143@gmail.com

harish tehalyani said...

I am Harish Tehalyani from Ahmedabad.I want to write a script for films please if you can tell me how to proceed further.pls reply at harishtehalyani@gmail.com

niraj sharma said...

I am N.K.Sharma I write a new & beautiful hindi movie story First I decide I make this movies but their are very problem So i decide that i am sale this story.

tejprakash singh said...

SIR , I M NOT BECOME A SCRIPT WRITER BUT I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL STORY WHO CREATE A LOT OF EMOTION TOWARDS EVERY PERSON OF THE FAMILY AS WELL AS PEOPLE OF COUNTRY . SO GIVE ME ONLY ONE CHANCE , AND I PROVE THAT HOW CAN A STORY, CAN CHANE THE LIFE OF PEOPLE WHO INTERECT WITH THIS STORY .....

B.P.S. PARMAR Scriptwriter said...

aHi I am Writer Only Love Stories From India,

Gabriel Ohlsén said...

I'm very interested in writing scripts for Bollywood as I have become very fond of many of your movies. I really love the intensity of emotions portrayed and quite often also having a spiritual edge. I am a native Swede however. Is it possible for Swedish writers to get into the Bollywood industry?