Breaking now
  • No joint statement or communique to be issued after meeting between PM Modi & President Xi Jinping in China's Wuhan
  • Chief Judicial Magistrate Kathua rejects bail application of the juvenile accused in rape and murder of a 8-year-old girl in Kathua
X
  1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. Entertainment News
  4. Bollywood News
  5. 'Makdee' girl Shweta Basu turns filmmaker

'Makdee' girl Shweta Basu turns filmmaker

Chennai: "Makdee" girl Shweta Basu, who has worked in Telugu films such as "Kotha Bangaru Lokam" and "Genius", has helmed a documentary titled "Roots", which focuses on the declining visibility of Hindustani classical music in

PTI [ Updated: March 28, 2014 16:08 IST ]
makdee girl shweta basu turns filmmaker
makdee girl shweta basu turns filmmaker

Chennai: "Makdee" girl Shweta Basu, who has worked in Telugu films such as "Kotha Bangaru Lokam" and "Genius", has helmed a documentary titled "Roots", which focuses on the declining visibility of Hindustani classical music in India.


"I spent the last three years working on this documentary. That's why I couldn't take out time to sign new films. Since I come from a background of music and arts, I wanted to make this documentary on Hindustani classical music and why it's losing its prominence," Shweta told IANS.

"I'm a trained Sitar player and have great respect for our traditional music, both Carnatic and Hindustani. But most youngsters nowadays have an aversion towards this music tradition. Through this documentary, I hope to bring about a change in them," she added.



The documentary, which will be released soon, will also feature bytes of renowned Indian musicians.

"Indian musicians like A.R. Rahman, Vishal Bharadwaj and a few more have pitched in with insights on our traditional music. I plan to screen the film in schools and colleges soon," she said.

Shweta has also worked in Hindi films such as "Iqbal" and "Darna Zaroori Hai".

Live Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018: FULL COVERAGE

VIVO IPL 2018: Click here to get Live Score Updates, Ball-by-Ball Commentary, Schedule, Points Table, Match Timing and Match Analysis.

Promoted Content