Odia sound designer in Anushka’s ‘NH10’

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Bhubaneswar: National award winning Odia sound designer Subash Sahoo has been roped in to design sound for ‘NH10’, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s first film as producer.

The film, being directed by Navdeep Singh of ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ fame, marks the maiden production of the ‘PK’ actress under her banner Clean Slate Films. The thriller will see Anushka and Neil Bhoopalam in the lead roles.

Speaking on his latest project, Sahoo said, “NH10 is a road movie and brains like Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bhal and Vikramaditya Motwane are also behind it, so it would be very a meaningful movie.”

“The film is now in its post-production stage and it will release later this year,” he added.

Sahoo, who has studied in the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, has worked as a sound engineer for more than 50 films, including short films and documentaries.

He got high appreciation for his craft in the Vishal Bharadwaj-directed film ‘Omkara’ in 2006 and bagged his first national award for best sound designing. He received the award for the second time for best audiography for Bharadwaj’s 2009 dark thriller ‘Kaminey’ with Sahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.

The veteran technician has also worked in Bollywood blockbusters like Ajay Devgan-starrer ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’, among others.

Sahoo, who hails from Kendrapada district in Odisha, is very selective when it comes to signing up films. As he said, “A film director should equally understand the importance of sound designing like other aspects of filmmaking.”

The Bollywood sound designer has also worked in Odia film ‘Nila Mastarani”, directed by Chakradhar Sahoo and got the State award for it in 1996.

Once wanted to be an actor, Sahoo finally shot to fame as a brilliant sound designer and settled in Mumbai with his wife, a son and a daughter.

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