City lad wins BAFTA award

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Fifteen-year-old Mudit Muraka loves telling stories. And it’s his love for storytelling and filmmaking that recently took him to the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, where he received an award from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. He won the award under Face To Faith schools category for his three-minute long film The Mirror.

Friends and family cannot stop congratulating Mudit. But for him, the journey has just began. “I already have a few story ideas in mind. I am planning to make a musical love story, a film on Occupy Movement, and a film on my visit to London for the award ceremony,” smiles Mudit, a class X student from Apeejay School.
Mudit loves music and had also composed the music for The Mirror. “Though my friends and even family members helped me in the project, I did the script writing, filming, music and editing for the film. It took me about 20 days to finish this project,” says Mudit. He adds, “I get inspired by what I see around and most of my stories are teen-centric. I love reading and writing,” says Mudit. He also likes to watch films and two of his favourites are Masoom and Salaam Bombay. But as for now, says Mudit, he is more concerned about his upcoming assessments at school. “I am concentrating on my studies,” smiles Mudit.

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