Bengaluru, Aug 13: With popular soaps like “Balika Vadhu”, “Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani”, “Jyoti” and “Buddha” to her credit, award-winning television writer and author Gajra Kottary said she has reached that point in her two-decade long writing career where she would like to mentor young writers. “I’ve been writing episodes day-in and day-out for nearly 20 years now. I want to put to good use the experience that I have acquired. I feel I could mentor younger writers, who can be more hands on. Recently, I have put this into operation as I want to slow down and remain fresh for creative guidance,” Kottary told IANS in an email interview.
Starting her career as a jourlist and then turning into an author, it was a book she had presented to the film-maker Mahesh Bhatt that got Gajra Kottary’s scriptwriting career rolling. With a few published short stories and novels in her bag of writings, Kottary recently added to it another one titled “Girls Don’t Cry”. (IANS)