Zoya Akhtar is undoubtedly a revolutionary in Indian Cinema and has brought forth the best of stories. Be it the story of a man who rises from the grassroot level in the chawls of Mumbai to become one of India’s top rappers or portraying the dysfunctional lies brushed underneath the carpet in Delhi’s social dynamics with Made In Heaven.
Zoya has always treated the audience with hard hitting yet relatable content, and has always introduced fresh talent to the industry. These talents also include Sobhita Dhulipala and Arjun Mathur. Arjun was even nominated in the International Emmys 2020 for the ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ category for his performance in ‘Made In Heaven’. The show itself received with great applause from worldwide and critical acclaim.
‘Made In Heaven’ also gave the audience Sobhita Dhulipala who has carved a special place in the hearts of the audience. After the show, Sobhita has been a part of various web series and feature films since.
Apart from them, Zoya also introduced Siddhant Chaturvedi to the silver screen with his debut as MC Sher in Gully Boy. After his cameo in the film, Siddhant’s charm has hit the right chord with the audience. After Gully Boy, he has emerged as a bankable star for Big Production houses and even big brands. Thank to Zoya, Siddhant went on to become one of the most likeable actor from the industry.
Zoya Akhtar is clearly a true magician in the world of cinema with an eye for talent- whom she never ceases to give a chance. Her characters and storylines show the real and raw face of the society, which is something that not a lot of filmmakers can achieve. And she justifies the same, with picking up the right talent and giving them the right stage.