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Last Updated: Wednesday January 25 2006 18:21 GMT

Boy of 10 directs his first film

Kishan Shrikanth directs his film
A 10-year-old boy from Bangalore in India has become the youngest person in the world to direct a feature film.

Kishan Shrikanth, who's already acted in 24 Bollywood movies, recruited some of the industry's best actors for his film and plays the lead role himself.

He called his film C/O Footpath (Care of Footpath) because it's about street children whose only homes are the footpaths of India's big cities.

It'll be released later in 2006 and will be dubbed into many languages.

Kishan has been acting since he was just four and is a regular in a popular Indian soap opera.

In fact he's already such a big name in the industry that he managed to convince Bollywood star Jackie Shroff, comedy actor Saurav Shukla and national award-winning Kannada actress Thaara to star in his film.

Kishan says he wants to continue film directing in the future but would also like to be a 3-D graphics engineer.

Learning the ropes

Kishan Shrikanth directs his film
On learning how to direct a film Kishan said: "I read many books on Hollywood and saw DVDs. I had to learn camera angles and understand which lens will make things look narrow or wide.

"I used to ask questions to directors, cameramen, assistants, everybody."



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