Sanjay Suri's film As the River Flows is being premiered at the festival. His other film, Monophobia, too is on at Osian’s. In the meantime, he is producing and acting in Chauranga, the story of a 14-year-old Dalit boy who falls in love with a 16-year-old upper-caste girl from Jharkhand. For this film — directed by Bikas Mishra — Onir (the film’s co-producer) and Suri have taken to raising funds by crowdfunding through the online platform, Wishberry.
“The audience needs to very much be a part of the filmmaking process and this is our way of engaging them,” said Onir. With I AM , over 350 people from 35 different locations participated in making the film. With Chauranga, their aim is to engage greater participation, added Suri.
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