Conversation – with Kanchan Pant – on her film, Dear Latika – screening at NYIFF 2024

A journalist, a writer, a director, an entrepreneur, and a dreamer- Kanchan embarked on her professional journey as a journalist with NDTV in the year 2006. Transitioning into the realm of writing in early 2012.

With one feature film, one short film, over 300 stories, 2 published books, and a documentary series on her name, Kanchan has carved her own niche. She has been the creative head of India’s most popular storytelling show ‘Yaadon ka Idiot Box’ (Big FM), Kahani Express (Saavn), and Quisson ka Kona (Red FM). Through her dedicated work on audio-based content, she has created numerous award-winning shows and campaigns.

In her capacity as a mentor, Kanchan has nurtured the talents of over a hundred writers, both collectively for projects like ‘Yaadon ka Idiot Box,’ Spotify, and Big FM, as well as on an individual basis. In a pivotal shift in 2021, Kanchan’s trajectory took a leap as she ventured into film writing and directing, with a film she had penned. Titled ‘Dear Latika,’ which premiered in MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023. Dear Latika was selected as ‘NFDC Recommends’ at the prestigious NFDC Film Bazaar in 2022 and will be screened in the Thrissur International Film Festival, and Imagine India Madrid Film Festival this year. In addition to ‘Dear Latika,’ she has also written a short film titled ‘Shikayat,’ available for viewing on Disney+ Hotstar.

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On our show, we talk to Kanchan Pant about her film, Dear Latika,’ and about her journey so far. Tune – in for sure, today, 28th May on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, on MeraSangeet Gold – at 9:00 AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM EST.