Isn’t that cool?? But wait til you here this: the documentary was made by a student of the Films & Television Institute of India (FTII) during his second year! According to reports, 30-year old Saurav Dey trailed Angelina Jolie two years ago when she was filming “A Mighty Heart” in Pune and made his experience a documentary. The project entitled “Chasing Angelina Jolie” won Saurev an Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) award held in Mumbai last Saturday. The film student said his project was not pre-planned but the idea of chasing Brangelina on their Indian sojourn clicked when he read about it in the newspapers. Recounting his experience he said,
“Made in English (with a smattering of Hindi in it), the film is about our steps in trying to get her. But we could not interact with her or Brad, at all. However, we made sure not to cross the ethical boundary during the making of the film. It’s a reality documentary showing everything that happened on our way. “
Saurav picked up scraps of information as best as he could from a couple of senior film directors as well as the journalists who were chasing the Hollywood hot shot couple. Terming it as a “fun documentary film” Saurav says he knew that it would be a hit with the youth but did not expect to receive an award for it. In fact, he was a tad skeptical about the manner in which his documentary would be received. Guess the judges love seeing Angelina Jolie, ergo the award! Hehe!