National award winning film editor Namrata Rao says her long-term goal is to direct a film.
A Dibakar Banerjee find, Rao earlier showed her skills
in films Band Bajaa Baaraat, Ishqiya, Oye Lucky! Lucky
Oye!, Love Sex Aur Dhokha and Shanghai among others.
"I would like to write and direct a film at some point
of time. It is not a plan, if it happens organically then
good. I would want to do it for sure, but not soon as right
now I am enjoying editing films," Namrata told PTI.
She reveals she would love to make a film on life and
"I like slice of life films. It has to be something that
I can connect with it. All the films that I have done are kind
of films that I would love to make, be it LSD, Oye
Lucky..., Band Baaja Baarat, Ishqiya or Kahaani," she
When asked if she has actors in my mind for her
directorial venture, Namrata says she would love to work with
newcomers as they give time and attention.
Recently, Namrata won the National Award for the best
editor for Kahaani.
One of the youngest editors in Bollywood, 32-year-old
Namrata had earlier bagged the best editing statuette at
Filmfare, Zee Cine Awards and Colors Screen Awards for
"I think the scenario towards women is changing in
industry. It is due to the reflection of society as there is a
change happening there," she said.
Presently, she is busy with Yash Raj Films' upcoming
movie which stars Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in