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Robin Bhatt to preside over screenwriting workshop in Kathmandu

The veteran screenwriter has more than 70 films to his credit. 

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Veteran screenwriter Robit Bhatt has been invited by the Nepal Film and Cultural Academy (NFCA) to be a part of their first screenwriting workshop from 21 to 27 August. NFCA is a Kathmandu-based non-profit organization working in the area of Nepali film and culture development. 

The workshop will take place in a camp in Chitland village, in the vicinity of Kathmandu. There will be 60-70 participants from film and media sectors in Nepal. “The main aim of the event is to create a forum where film makers and artists from multiple disciplines, including writing, come together and learn about the fine points of film writing,” an official statement from the organizers stated. 

The special invitees at the workshop involves the chief minister of Kathmandu and a number of provincial and government officers. 

Robin Bhatt is a veteran screenwriter with more than 70 films to his credit. He debuted with Mahesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui (1990) and achieved instant success along with its lead pair of Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal. 

His other successful films include Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), Sadak (1991), Platform (1993), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Baazigar (1993), Raja Hindustani (1996), Ajnabee (2001), Chalte Chalte (2003), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006), Omkara (2006), and Krrish 3 (2013).

Bhatt was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Jaipur International Film Festival.