My friend Aanand Rai whom I’ve known from the time he made a little-seen crime thriller Strangers, was Ravi Rai’s kid brother to begin with. Today he has grown into a formidable producer director and talent scout, known to push the envelope far enough to make a difference to Indian cinema per se. Aanand Rai is known to believe in fresh fertile talent.
Be it actors, writers or technicians, he is ever-willing to give talent a chance. Here are 5 artistes in Bollywood who owe their initial recognition to Aanand Rai. Aanand Rai of course shrugs off any claims to promoting new talent. “It’s all done with a selfish motive. The greed to get more and more talent into my films. ”Look at what the greed has got us!