Former wife of Anurag Kashyap came out to support him in the controversy trigged by actor Payal Ghosh who claims Kashyap ‘forced himself’ on her. Few know Bajaj an editor and producer in the Indian film industry with some iconic movies to her credit.
Bajaj took to her Instagram and wrote a supportive note for Anurag Kashyap where she praised the filmmaker for creating the safest place for women who work with him. Further, she slammed the accuser in her Instagram post by calling it “cheapest stunt I have seen till now”. Read more about this here.
Aarti Bajaj’s Big Films
She commenced editing with Anurag Kashyap’s unreleased film Paanch. After this, she worked on the popular film Black Friday which was released in 2007 and was based after the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Bajaj was nominated for the Star Screen Awards 2008 for her work in the movie.
The editor has done several successful movies like Rockstar, Imitiaz Ali’s Jab We Met, Tamasha, Highway, and the web series Sacred Games among many others. She has proved herself to be a versatile editor by editing films across various genres that require different editing styles.
She tied a knot with director Anurag Kashyap in 2003 after dating him for 9 years. However, they got divorced in 2009. The former couple was blessed with a daughter who lives with the editor.
In 2012, Aarti Bajaj was awarded the Zee Cine Award for Best Editing for the film Rockstar. She also won The Guild Award For Best Editing for her film No One Killed Jessica that starred actress Rani Mukherji as the protagonist.
A Delhi Girl in Mumbai
Bajaj completed her education from the Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. At the age of 21, she decided to move to Mumbai from Delhi to chase her dreams, which was to work in the film industry. Gradually, she fell in love with rewriting films at the editing table and since then has established herself as an independent editor
Arunima Sharma is an intern SheThePeople.TV