After industrialist Anand Mahindra revealed last week that he was a film student in college and aspired to become a filmmaker, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday invited him to the State, if he ever wished to go behind the camera again.To which, the Mahindra Group CEO responded: "I may take you up on that offer Shivraj Singh Chouhanji!"
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 23, 2022
Mahindra had revealed in a tweet on January 20 that he wanted to be a filmmaker and studied the subject in college. He had responded to a Twitter user’s question about what he aspired to be as a student.
“You are now leading a Giant Mahindra group,” the Twitter user, named, Eswaran, said. “But what was your ambition during your school/college days? Have you ever felt like missing some other favourite profession?”
Mahindra said the answer to that question was easy. “I wanted to be a filmmaker and studied film in college,” he added. “My thesis was a film I made at the ‘77 Kumbh Mela.”
Easy to answer this. I wanted to be a filmmaker & was studied film in college. My thesis was a film I made at the ‘77 Kumbh Mela. But this pic was while shooting a documentary in a remote village near Indore. Anyone old enough to guess which handheld 16mm camera I was using? https://t.co/xmLuuLrv3A pic.twitter.com/oKCddQFyGf— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 20, 2022
On being asked if Nair clicked the throwback photo, he said, “No, but she was only a year junior to me in college in the same college film department,” he said in response. “And she’s always kidded me that I ‘sold out to the establishment’ when I left film behind and went to Business School!”
Mahindra and Nair went to Harvard University.
Nair is best known for films like The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay!Mahindra, in an issue of his group’s in-house magazine in 2014, had said that his love for movies and filmmaking could be traced back to his childhood.