JNU Delhi, the new hub for Bollywood!

By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, June 8 -- Rockstar, Raanjhana, and now Shanghai - the teams of three major Bollywood films have come to the city's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) within a span of six months, giving the earlier promotional hotspot, Delhi University, a miss.

"JNU is the intellectual and political hub for debates. We wanted earnest and candid debates and we certainly got them from JNU students," says Shanghai actor Kalki Koechlin, who visited the campus last week.

Raanjhana director Anand Rai, who got the film's lead actor Sonam Kapoor to the JNU campus recently, says, "JNU is an attitude. When you go there, you come back with so much independence and insight." Zoya Hasan, dean, School and Social Sciences at JNU, agrees. "Our students are evolved and well-informed. Any filmmaker will seek these qualities in his audience."