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23 year old kid with broken leg challenging Bollywood big players!
Prajakt meshram, 23 from nagpur was hit by scorpio on 12th july 2011 and broke his leg. Today he is making his debut in bollywood as director, actor, writer, editor of movie "Lastbenchers".
He survived but now he walks with a metal rod and 8 screws in his leg. Everyday he crawled in his flat living away from parents but never gave up. He completed writing his story learning everything on his own. He studied 20 hours a day and vowed to make a movie with newcomers. He formed a group and taught them day and night. Failed students of Nagpur who have never seen how a movie is shot and never went to any film school are making a movie. Prajakt studied in small town gadchiroli which is considered a naxalite area till 10th standard, he never took any workshop or any kind of course about film-making, he never took a course on computers or any other thing but today he knows everything from about every aspect of film-making, he write poems, songs, shayaris. He builds websites, make designs, runs his own company ‘filmdukes – the film-makers club’, teaches photography and cinematography to students who can’t afford fees of film-schools, choreographs dances, take workshops of acting, direction and editing. He is emerging as one of the most talented film-maker Bollywood industry has got.
When asked “what motivates you to work day and night when its difficult for you to even climb stairs?”. He answered “our circumstances don’t decide our destiny, our response to them do. My broken bone of my leg is so tiny in front of my dreams and the best part is, ‘my courage doesn’t lie in my bones, it lies in my ambitions.”
His friends call him one man army and there is a special notice on his office door “please put your shoes and negativity outside”. Whether he will succeed is still a question mark but hats off to his courage and spirit.
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