Vipin Sharma to make his directorial debut with Akki Te Vikke Te Nikki!

The talented actor, who played Darsheel Safary’s father in Taare Zameen Par, has turned to direction to tell the story of people who flock the Maximum city to try their luck in Bollywood

Vipin Sharma makes his directorial debut with Akki Te Vikke Te Nikki, a movie produced by Sunil Bohra. “I am directing a film and I have finished the first schedule. The second schedule will go on the floors by the end of this month. The film is based on people who come from different places to Mumbai to be part of Bollywood,” said Sharma, who was Ketan Mehta’s assistant.

Talking about the release plans, Vipin said, “Sunil is one of the biggest producers in Bollywood. The film will release by the end of this year or by next year. We will have a wide release for the film.” The actor, who also featured in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Inkaar among others, is proud of the fact that he has been part of some sensible cinema and considers those directors as his mentors.

“I am proud that I have been part of some wonderful and sensible films in Bollywood. I consider Aamir Khan, Sudhir Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Anurag Kashyap as my mentors,” said Sharma. “I have worked very closely with Shyam Benegal and Nasseruddin Shah,” he added.

He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama and he’s done his filmmaking course from Canadian Film Center in Toronto, Canada.