One of the main inspiration for you as an aspiring director is that one filmmaker whose works or words have struck a strong chord with you. After that, every step you take would be an inspiration or imitation from what your role model director says or does. For many, the wizard of words Trivikram Srinivas is like Dronacharya.
Though he doesn’t take them under his wings, many talented youngsters look up to Trivikram as their Guru and keep trying for direction opportunities. Recently, Trivikram got to share his thoughts and gave an interesting information. Apparently, he never felt becoming an assistant director would help him become a filmmaker.
Instead, he chose to become an assistant writer because he strongly believes the process of filmmaking can be learnt more effectively when you are the writer. History has shown that all those directors who are also story writers have come up with more successful movies in their career. Make a note of this folks!