Youngest Indian filmmaker creates record, features thousands of students in a song
The youngest Indian filmmaker Master Kishan Shrikanth, added another feather to his cap, by featuring around 35,000 students in a promotional song for his forthcoming film 'Teenage'.
Shrikant broke the previous record, created by UK, wherein 7,914 participants of a choir group had sung and danced.
The Guinness Book of World Record has already awarded a certificate to Master Kishan and his film unit on their new record attempt.
16 year old, Shrikanth professionally known as Kishan SS or Master Kishan comes from Bangalore and is a veteran in the regional film industry.
He and his film unit decided to thrash all records and so, they approached different schools and colleges. They distributed CDs to the children, so that they could learn steps and practice them at home.
There were five locations, wherein thousands of students simultaneously performed to create the world record.
While speaking to a reporter on Saturday, he said that his motive was to inspire the youth, since he has always been associated with education.
"When I made my first film, when I was nine, it wasn't for a record or a world record. I just made it, so that I could inspire street children to take up school. Now again, I am here to inspire more youth," said Kishan.
"All this happened when there was a promotional song in my upcoming film 'Teenage' and the director was thinking of what to do with the song. We came up with the idea of having thousands of teens dancing to a song," he added.
At every location, several supervisors were involved to ratify that all the contestants fully participate in the attempt. There was at least one supervisor for every 50 participants in the attempt.
Master kishan has also acted in films besides directing. He is the 'Youngest director of a professionally made feature length film' as acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records in January 2006.
Kishan has bagged three international awards at the 18th Cairo International Film Festival for children for his film 'Care of Footpath'.
'Teenage' is ready to hit the silver screen in December.