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Director, Writer - Meghna Gulzar

She is also the writer of a book titled Because He Is... about her father Gulzar. Meghna started her writing journey as a freelance writer for The Times of India and the NFDC publication Cinema in India. Her poems have been published in anthologies of the Poetry Society of India.

After completing her graduation in Sociology, Meghna worked with noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza as an assistant director. In 1995, she went on to do a short course in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York.

Upon her return, she joined her father writer - director Gulzar, as an assistant on his notable films Maachis and Hu Tu Tu. Meghna simultaneously began scripting her own film along with directing documentaries for Doordarshan and music videos for several music albums.

She directed her first film Filhaal in 2002, starring Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Tabu. Her second movie was Just Married in 2007. She also directed a short film "Pooranmasi" for Sanjay Gupta's Dus Kahaniyaanstarring Amrita Singh. Her latest movie Talvar, written by Vishal Bharadwaj and based on the 2008 Noida double murder case, released to positive reviews from critics, and was a box office hit.

National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and Meghna Gulzar are a winning combination. These two bright minds will once again collaborate for another film based on the IC 814 flight hijack. He has also bought the copyrights of Neelesh Misra's book on the subject.