5 Actors who turned script writers for films
Many actors have co written scripts, screenplays for their projects or for legendary directors and the list will simply blow your mind away.
Actors turned script writers
It is often said that if you want a flourishing acting career, start your career behind the camera. This experience gives a person added insight into filmmaking, and to what is required as an actor, by the director. Therefore, many actors have co written scripts, screenplays for their projects or for legendary directors and the list will simply blow your mind away.
The very talented Kalki Koechlin has written the only film The Girl in Yellow Boots where she acted in the film showcasing her talent the best possible way. The film was critically acclaimed that was directed by Anurag Kashyap.
Konkona Sen Sharma
The talented actress Konkana Sen Sharma has given some memorable performances as an actress. She tried her hands in writing with the short film Naamkoron. Taking further her writing skills she has written and directed thriller A Death in the Gunj that won her several accolades.
One of the prominent actors and writers in Bollywood donning multiple feathers to his hat is Farhan Akhtar. Coming from a family of writers Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, Farhan inherited the writing skills by default. With the film, 'Dil Chahata Hai' released in 2001 he debuted as director, producer and writer. Though he didn't act in the film, it was just the beginning. Since then Farhan produced, acted, directed and written many Bollywood hit films back to back. Films such as Don, Don 2, Rock On, Rock On 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara, Talaash, Dil Dhadakne Do are some of the super hit films that have been written by him.
Vineet Kumar Singh
Actor Vineet Kumar Singh was the surprise package last year with his film Mukkabaaz that starred him in the lead and the script was written by Vineet himself. It took a lot of efforts for Vineet to convince many filmmakers to make a film on his script having him in lead. Anurag Kashyap who worked with him before in Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly trusted on his writing abilities and made the film on his script that was widely critically acclaimed from every corner.
Aditya Rawal who recently starred in Hansal Mehta’s Faraaz had co-written the script of Panipat(2019) directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Multiple short films written by him have been screened at festivals around the world and hopefully there will be more projects that he will be writing.