Chillar Party co-director finds it easy to work with kids

By Hindustan Times

It was meant to be of the kids, by the kids and for the kids. And now Chillar Party (2011) has won three National Awards. Obviously, Vikas Bahl, co-director of the film, is on top of the world and dying to talk about it. Here’s a chat with the man.

Three National Awards for your first film — best children’s film, best original screenplay and best child artist for all your young stars. Which of these awards gives you the most satisfaction?
I am relieved that we lived up to the faith shown in the film by Salim Uncle (Salim Khan), Rajkumar (Hirani) sir, Salman (Khan), Ranbir (Kapoor) and Sohail (Khan). The fact that all the kids won the best child artist award is the most beautiful.

How unexpected was this?
I was completely