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Last Updated 19.08.2019 | 3:23 PM IST



Onir’s next Chauranga to also rely on online funding

After the critically acclaimed I AM, which also won the National Award, the duo of Sanjay Suri and Onir are now prepping for their next project Chauranga which will be helmed by debutant director Bikas Mishra.

However, what is interesting is the fact that like I AM, even Chauranga would rely partly on online funding from various people who feel like supporting the film by financing it. Speaking more about this Onir said, “Yes for Chauranga as well, we are relying partly on the online medium for funding. The rest is being funded by NFDC and by Sanjay and me (Anticlock Films). Not just for funding, we are even relying on the online medium and various social networking sites to scout for talent to work on the film. For example: we found our publicity designer in Rajasthan and our music director in Bengal through the online medium. We would be also looking out for other key cast members.”

Speaking more about Chauranga, Onir said, “Chauranga is primarily a love story between a 14 year old Dalit boy and a 15 year old upper class girl in a village and is based on a real life incident which happened in 2008. The script by Bikas Mishra has already won Incredible India award at the Goa Film Bazaar and another award at Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden. The cast of the film is mostly comprised of newcomers. We plan to start shooting in September in the interiors of Pune and some parts in Jharkhand.”

More Pages: Chauranga Box Office Collection

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