By Abhijit Bhaduri
Who reviews books written by cinema critics? Remember that puzzle,
Anupama Chopra (@AnupamaChopra) has been discussing films and interviewing actors, directors, rap artists, dialog writers and villains (what am I missing?) for almost two decades. She is surrounded by people who have been making films or writing about them. Her mother Kamna Chandra was a scriptwriter; she wrote dialogue for Prem Rog and Chandni. Her sister Tanuja Chandra is a Bollywood director and screenwriter; and husband is Vidhu Vinod Chopra. That must be like a double edged sword.
She carries the knowledge, insights and connections that only an insider can have. Yet her work demands that she adopts a rather objective and unbiased view when she presents her review of films. In that sense every interview and every article must throw up possibilities of a conflict.
Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com