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    Prithviraj Sukumaran to Aamir Khan: 5 Indian actors turned directors who are shining beyond the silver screen  

    With its artistic brilliance now reaching global audiences, Indian cinema is undergoing a notable transformation. Acclaimed movie stars are expanding their roles beyond the silver screen, contributing to the industry’s continuous evolution. Donning multiple hats, they are stepping into the director’s chair for their films. From Prithviraj Sukumaran directing the highly anticipated action thriller ‘L2: Empuraan’ to Konkona Sen Sharma’s critically acclaimed ‘A Death in the Gunj’, here are five Indian movie stars proudly shaping their films in various capacities. Take a look:

    1. Prithviraj Sukumaran – ‘L2: Empuraan’

    Known to be one of the most gifted and versatile actors in Indian cinema, Prithviraj Sukumaran continues to win audiences with his performances. Now, he once again steps into the directorial realm with ‘L2: Empuraan’ produced by Aashirvad Cinemas and Lyca Productions. This highly anticipated sequel to Prithviraj’s directorial debut, ‘Lucifer’, starring the iconic Mohanlal, promises to be the biggest Malayalam release of the year. Apart from ‘L2: Empuraan’, Prithviraj Sukumaran is also gearing up for the release of his upcoming action thriller, ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’.

    2. Aamir Khan — ‘Taare Zameen Par’ 

    Celebrated as one of the greatest artists and a visionary in the truest sense, Aamir Khan left an indelible mark on Hindi cinema when he ventured into directing with the masterpiece ‘Taare Zameen Par’. Produced by Aamir Khan, this acclaimed film follows the journey of an artistically gifted 8-year-old boy facing academic challenges. A compassionate art teacher, played by Khan, discovers the boy’s dyslexia and helps him overcome his reading disorder. The film garnered widespread acclaim both in India and globally, resonating deeply with audiences for its touching storytelling and powerful performances.

    3. Kunal Kemmu — ‘Madgaon Express’ 

    Credited for delivering standout performances across a range of roles, Kunal Kemmu has impressively built a reputation in Bollywood. Now, branching out into filmmaking with his directorial debut, ‘Madgaon Express’, Kunal Kemmu steps into new creative territory. The comedy-drama, featuring Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwari, Nora Fatehi, and Divyendu, is penned and directed by Kemmu himself, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment.

    4. Konkona Sen Sharma – ‘A Death in the Gunj’

    A critically acclaimed performer who continues to receive immense applause from both audiences and critics for her extraordinary big-screen portrayals, Konkona Sen Sharma turned director with the 2016 mystery thriller ‘A Death in the Gunj’. An English-language drama film written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, it’s a coming-of-age story featuring Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, and Ranvir Shorey. The film made its way to various international film festivals and received overwhelming love from audiences worldwide.

    5. Boman Irani – Yet to be announced the title

    Last seen in the commercial blockbuster ‘Dunki’, the versatile Boman Irani is now gearing up for his directorial debut with a project he has written. The film’s official title is yet to be announced, and fans have been eagerly awaiting to hear more details from the actor-filmmaker. Produced and penned by him, Boman Irani’s directorial debut will also feature him in a prominent role. We are truly excited to learn the film’s official title very soon.

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