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Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri is a film buff and an editor. Books commissioned and edited by him have won the National Award for Best Book on Cinema twice and the inaugural MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) Award for Best Writing on Cinema. In 2017, he was named Editor of the Year by the apex publishing body, Publishing Next. He has written for the online magazine Film Companion. He is a consultant, writer and editor for the newly launched film website He is the author of two books: Whims – A Book of Poems (published by Writers Workshop) and Icons from Bollywood (published by Penguin/Puffin).



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