Barnali Ray Shukla
Barnali Ray Shukla is a filmmaker and a writer. Starting off as a cell-biologist specializing in plant tissue culture and a topper of the Delhi University both at graduate and post graduate level, Barnali soon turned towards film-making. Over the years, she has worked with Ram Gopal Varma, Sudhir Mishra and Ekta Kapoor. Her first feature- film as a writer-director Kucch Luv Jaisaa, was released in May 2011.
In two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014 her scripts were longlisted for the SUNDANCE-Mahindra Script Lab one of which she will be making as a feature film in Bengali . Apart from story and scriptwriting, she also writes poetry and was published in Kitaab last July. She has just completed her first documentary film ‘Liquid Borders’ , with the Films Division. She likes to describe herself as a ‘mutant poet’ and when she is not doing any of the above, she goes off to climb mountains.