7 min read.Updated: 17 Sep 2016, 12:29 AM ISTUday Bhatia
Director Mira Nair on her new film, the challenge of shooting chess and making a film in what has been her home for the last 27 years
That Mira Nair has, over the course of 37 years and 10 feature films, largely avoided repeating herself is both remarkable and not remarked upon enough. Few directors today can claim to have worked in as many varied settings and styles. The Rourkela-born Nair has made hyper-realistic street films and lavish costume dramas, ensemble pieces and techno-thrillers. Her stories have taken place in 16th century India and post-9/11 Pakistan, in the American Deep South, Kolkata, New York, Havana and Delhi.