With an electic filmography to his credit, Vishesh Bhatt dons multiple hats of a writer, director and producer and being born in the renowned Bhatt family, his journey in cinema began at a young age. As a teenager entangled with many existential questions on life and filmmaking, he travelled to Switzerland with his uncle, Mahesh Bhatt to meet director Jane Campion and U.G. Krishnamurthi for advice on whether learning filmmaking at a film school abroad was overrated.
Ecstatic on Jane Campoin’s big win at Golden Globes, Vishesh Bhatt took to his social media to congratulate her and hails it as a win for female directors worldwide.
Campion won the honour for ‘The Power Of The Dog’ (2021) under the categories, Best Drama and Best Director. Expressing his joy, Vishesh wrote on Twitter, “Have had the great privilege of being set on the path of filmmaking by guidance from #janecampion. It was only on her personal counsel that I picked #NYU Tisch to study cinema. Her win today is so very special and personal to me. #goldenglobes #thepowerofthedog.”
Have had the great privilege of being set on the path of filmmaking by guidance from #JaneCampion .
It was only on her personal counsel that I picked #NYU Tisch to study cinema. Her win today is so very special and personal to me. #GoldenGlobes #ThePowerOfTheDog 🥂👏🥳 https://t.co/QKCDTIai4n
— Vishesh Bhatt (@VisheshB7) January 10, 2022
Taking a walk down memory lane, Vishesh said, “When I met with Jane Campion, I wanted to study global cinema and expand my worldview. I remember that she was observant, warm and positive. She saw with more than her eyes. She looked at me for a few minutes and said that I strike her as a sensitive person and that it’s an essential trait for a filmmaker to have. After 13 years in the industry, I understand what she meant at a deeper level. She encouraged me to chase life beyond the academics of films. Following her advice has given me the tools and perspective required in cinema.”