4:49 AM IST - Thursday March 5, 2015

Sumeet Mittal’s journey from writer to producer-director

Sumeet Mittal, who is the head of Shashi Sumeet Productions Pvt Ltd is busy with four of his shows parallely  being aired on different channels . Starting out as the writer for the movie “Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi” to owning a production house, he has come a long way.

About turning to direction, he says that he was encouraged by his friends and well wishers like Vivek Bahl who is working with Star. Being an Assistant Director in one of the films, he badly wanted to learn everything about film making. Being a writer he could only visualize the scene in his mind, but the actual execution of that scene takes place on the sets.

On being asked about his subjects being mostly family oriented, he says that these work best for the Indian audiences. Regarding his tuning with his partner Shashi, he says that they are like poles apart in thoughts, and despite having creative differences, many a time at the end they manage to come out with the product which is appreciated by the viewers.

Speaking about the selection process of their actors, he says that an actor can be created out of anyone and hence many a times he has asked people walking on the roads to appear for the auditions. He is confident of molding them accordingly and he gives the example of the heroine of his serial “Sajan Ghar Jana Hai”, who was an air hostess whom he had met in the flight and selected her for the role.

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