Rajdweep, a well-known scriptwriter and lyricist from Assam has won the fourth best prize for his script ‘Ishqology’ at the first edition of the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest in Mumbai recently. Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan gave away the award to Rajdweep.
The contest saw entries from more than 3,500 aspiring screenwriters from across India. The total prize amount is Rs. 50 lakh. Not only the winners received their cash prizes, but they will also get an opportunity to pitch their scripts to studios and production houses. Rajdweep received Rs. 4 lakhs as prize money. “It’s a great moment for me to receive the award from none other than Aamir Khan. I have been a big fan of Aamir Khan. Prior to this, I have never been to Mumbai and I always had the belief that I will come to Mumbai when the city would call me. I’m happy that it happened that way,” said Rajdweep.
Rajdweep made his debut as a script-writer with ‘Khel – the Game’, an Assamese film by Ashok Kumar Bishoya in 2015. He has also penned a number of scripts for popular plays which have been staged across the state in various mobile theatres. He has also written songs for Konkona Sen Sharma directed ‘A Death in the Gunj’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’ by Anurag Basu.