I Am Buddha – 8 Secrets of Creative Thinking | Vivek Agnihotri | TEDxIITRoorkee



Vivek Agnohotri believes that no human is born without creativity. He tells about common norms that exist in our society that stops us from being creative. He also emphasizes on finding the ‘territory’ where you can excel and not let our minds become a Pandora’s box.

Vivek Agnihotri is a Bollywood film director, producer and screenwriter. He has worked in genres that include thriller, sports, political drama, erotica and romance. Agnihotri made his directorial debut with Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets (2005).

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Vivek Agnihotri is an Avant-Garde Indian film producer, director, music producer and screenwriter. With a portfolio spawning a plethora of conventional and experimental genres, Agnihotri is touted as one of the bests in Indian Cinema. He is known for his unconventional techniques of filmmaking, which makes his creations stand out in the crowd of populist Bollywood movies. Vivek is credited to direct India’s first mainstream football film (Dhana Dhan Goal) at a time when not many producers were investing in sports films in Bollywood.

One of his most ambitious projects, “Buddha in a Traffic Jam” garnered universal acclaim from critics and viewers alike. The movie was an official entry in various international film festivals and grabbed Agnihotri a lifetime achievement for excellence in cinema.

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