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The cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, and the Director Ketan Mehta recently visited the IIM Calcutta for promotions of their upcoming Hindi movie -'Manjhi'.
They came down to campus and organized a session on the theme ‘Do It Yourself’- on the lines of the central idea of the movie.
A cheer filled auditorium welcomed the team. The team had a quick round of QA with the students, where they talked about making the film.
An interesting parallel from the movie was drawn by Prof. Vidyanand Jha. He said, “There is an increasing trend among youth in India to start their own ventures or something with their own creations. The kind of perseverance needed to pursue entrepreneurship is no less than breaking a mountain.”
Later, in the spirit of the theme ‘Do It Yourself’3 entrepreneurs were awarded a trophy with the Manjhi Hammer for their ideas and persistence. The award-winning ideas were Abhishek Biswas for Ultra-safe Ultrasound, a patent-protected technology currently being developed at the Cambridge imaging lab; Aditya Pangtey for Indiebazaar.com, a tech startup designed to help independent artists and designers to sell their products online easily and Nitesh Prajapat for Appeti.com, an online marketplace that connects connoisseurs of food with purveyors of delicious Indian cuisine.