The Boss Dialogues
The Boss Dialogues is a series of ‘Dialogues’ with iconic Entertainment personalities. This series of intimate conversations, starting with the youth icon Farhan Akhtar, will offer an in depth view into the celebrity’s personality, creative process and their body of work. The sessions will be led by renowned entertainment journalist Indu Mirani. The one-hour discussion is tailored to create intelligent, meaningful dialogue. The interactive second half invites the audience to engage and debate with personalities that they will have exclusive access to.
Hosted at Escobar in Bandra every month, the set design recreates a cosy ambiance conducive to a relaxed, no holds barred conversation.
Indu Mirani has 35 years of experience in the film industry. She is the former Entertainment Editor of Mumbai Mirror and ran her own trade publication, ‘Box Office’ for 17 years. She has spent several years as a journalist at Times of India and Filmfare and has been a film critic for DNA. With her extensive knowledge, network and experience, she has established a rare comfort zone with the fraternity.
Namrata Bhawnani is the ex-Hollywood critic for Mumbai Mirror and has launched and edited the indie arts website Visual Disobedience. The property was voted as the Best New Art Venture of the year.
Who’s The Boss?
The very word ‘Boss’ denotes someone who knows what he is doing, is at the top of his game and is someone others look up to. (Okay there are bosses we snigger at behind their backs but we’re not talking of those.)
Our bosses are iconic directors whose films have brought meaning into our lives even if it is just to teach us to laugh at ourselves. They are the cool lot, the ones we all love to read about and listen to. These are just a handful in the Hindi film industry and we can confidently promise they will all grace our event at one time or the other.
Farhan Akhtar redefined cool with his first film Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and then went on to consolidate his position as a director with Lakshya, Don and Don2 even as he went from strength to strength as an actor taking detours to produce films, sing songs and generally be his creative best. For our first boss, there could be no one who epitomises the BOSS concept better.
Farah Khan was the next ‘boss’. With her unbounded gaiety and zest for life, she moves seamlessly between choreographing and directing, bringing her larger than life persona to the characters in her films. How she gets the time to manage three five year olds while directing films makes her the envy of every woman. And we aren’t even listing the numerous reality shows she judges on television to say nothing of her acting career.