Twenty years in the Bollywood industry and art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai is still gung ho about his projects. The art director is all set to design for a Micheal Douglas film now. What is interesting is that Nitin Desai is all set to put a set of an antique train, “Yes this is my first Hollywood venture” reveals Nitin Desai.
“I am putting up the set of a Palace on Wheels at my N.D. Studios. The set will be put up in October after I complete my Bollywood assignments” he says.
Nitin Desai says that finally Indian technicians are gaining foothold in Global cinema. “Over all we are making quality films which are being recognized now. With the corporate houses taking over it has brought in major change in Bollywood now. It has got a platform in global cinema. I see a lot of young art directors making their foray into cinema now. They are becoming aware of the potentials it has. As for me I would always love to be an art director. It gives me creative satisfaction. I often build my dreams through my sets” he informs.
At the same time Nitin Desai has also been praised for his work on Slumdog Millionaire. “I feel good. I remember Danny came to meet me for the sets when I was working on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Shah Rukh Khan. I was the first director to create a hydraulic set. He said he wanted a similar set for his film. He also asked me to create the interiors of the Taj Mahal set” says the director.
At the same time Nitin Desai is working on a great number of films “right now I am busy with Ashutosh Gowarikar’s What’s your Raashee, Feroz Abbas Khan’s Dekh Tamasha Dekh, Vipul Shah’s Action Replay, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail, Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya and Amol Gupte’s next. I have a lot of Television shows and reality shows on hand too and that has kept me very busy” reveals the director.
The art director has now signed his next him with a French director. “I have yet to receive the script so can’t reveal the details” he says. The director says that sets which reveal Indian art and culture gives him immense satisfaction. “I love to working on films which have Indian art and culture. Working with directors like Ashutosh Gowarikar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali gives me creative freedom as their films have so much of our culture. I am also handling the sets of Marathi serial Raja Shiva Chhatrapati” he concludes.