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They say in Bollywood if you have the zeal to succeed, nothing can stop you and that’s just what’s happening with Ovais Khan who will be debuting in the industry as a director with his maiden comedy venture.
Starting out as a fashion photographer, Ovais shifted to Mumbai from Delhi and in no time started hitting headlines. In 2007, the photographer was being covered everywhere for being the only one to have brought together as many as nine Bollywood directors including the likes of Farhan Akhtar, Rajkumar Hirani, Abbas Mustan, Siddharth Malhotra, Sudheer Mishra, Madhur Bhandaker, etc. modelling for him as his subject.
Moving onto the next level in his career, Ovais then took up the ad world and assisted some of the biggest ad makers in the world including the likes of Armin Franzen for Chevrolet, Kaka Tong for Volkswagon, Zubin Mistry for Tata Nano and Bjorn Charpentier for Dell Laptop to name a few. He eventually graduated to taking up ads as a DOP and shot ad films with Rayan Giggs, AR Rahman, Boris Becker, Michael Johson, Viswanathan Anand, Kareena Kapoor Khan etc.
Talking about his journey into films Ovais says, “It’s been almost 10 years that I have come from 1 frame to 24 frames. It’s just not a coincidence that I am trying to be a director. It’s a conscious next step.” And with that grit the director got signed by Yashvi Films for his next Rom-Com the casting for which is soon to finalised. The movie is based in London and Mauritius and will go on floors May end.
Ovais can’t wait to start shooting for his maiden venture and excitedly states, “I have put my very crucial years of my life in this industry, tried to learn everything and waited to touch the right chord. Yashvi films has given me the chance to prove it and I am going to make the most of this chance!”
Well, this director sure has the passion to make big waves and we can’t wait for his film to shape up!