Aamir Khan wants scriptwriters to continue writing with more enthusiasm amid lockdown

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 09, 2020, 03:32 PM IST


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The Script Contest was launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt. Ltd. and is India’s biggest script contest. 

Aamir Khan has been encouraging scriptwriters to continue writing with more enthusiasm especially during this time when the entire world is suffering from a pandemic.

Khan attended a virtual event of Cinestaan India's Storytellers Script Contest, as a jury member, as he expressed regret that the awards could not be announced at an event as in the past because of the lockdown due to coronavirus. 

He said “Those who did not make it to the Top 5 should not get discouraged. In fact, scriptwriters should continue writing with more enthusiasm, especially during these times. Every filmmaker needs a good script.” 

Aamir also expressed his appreciation for organising this initiative and to all those who participated in the second edition of the contest. The high-profile jury that includes actor Aamir Khan, director Raju Hirani, writers Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi. 

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The first prize of a whopping Rs 25 lakh was won by Sejal Pachisia for the story ‘On the Boundary’, the second prize was won by Digant Patil for the story ‘Guilt’, third prize was won by Soumil Shukla for the story ‘Laakh Maavla', the fourth prize was won by Anubhav Chopra for the story ‘Phurr’ and the fifth prize was won by Neetha Syam for the story ‘Footprints on Water’.