Padma Shri Madhur Bhandarkar's fascination for cinema began when he was a kid. He wanted to be a part of them in some way or the other. At the age of 16 years, Bhandarkar ran a video cassette library in Khar (W), a suburb of Mumbai, India, and delivered cassettes door-to-door on a bicycle. This gave him access to a large collection of movies and he studied film-making through it.
In the late 90's after after working with many film-makers, he made his directorial debut with the movie Trishakti (1999), an out-and-out popcorn entertainer. After two years, he directed Chandni Bar (2001), starring critically acclaimed actress Tabu. The film was critically applauded and a major box-office success, which took Bhandarkar into the top league of filmmakers in Indian film industry. He received his first National Award for this film. And this was just the beginning!Read more