Hardik Mehta

Director
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Biography

Hardik began his career working with some of the most renowned figures from the Indian film industry such as Dev Benegal, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl – as a script and continuity supervisor on Mausam, Lootera, and Queen. In 2013, Mehta directed the short film, Skin Deep, which was based on a short story by Vikramaditya Motwane. It explores the psychological ailment of a young man who undergoes circumcision, and was one of the four short films from the Chaar Cutting anthology. He won the National Award, in addition to several other awards and honors across international film festivals, for his documentary short Amdavad Ma Famous set against the backdrop of the kite-flying festival in Gujarat. Recently, Mehta wrote and directed a short film, The Affair. Extending his association with Vikramaditya Motwane, Mehta also co-wrote the script for his 2017 survival-thriller, Trapped. Hardik also directs commercials, music videos and digital films. He has finished shooting his directorial feature debut Kaamyaab for Drishyam which premiered at the Busan Film Festival.

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