Idle boasts and tall claims are not a rarity in cinebiz. The above comment, issued forth by Ambar Sharma, producer of The Man In The Maze (Mowgli Productions), fortunately isn’t an vain brag. For the uninformed, Ambar reportedly ranks among the "30 best wild life photographers in the world," as per his admission.
The producer whose oeuvre has been showcased on National Geographic and BBC channels, is readying to unveil his latest wild muse: the snow leopard. "It took me about two and a half years to film the snow leopard. We shot at an altitude of above 16,000 feet above sea level and with freezing temperatures ranging from -25 to -32," reveals Amber. "I’m known as the Shah Rukh Khan of wild life photography," he declares with a smile.
Presently, the bearded producer is high on adrenaline owing to The Man In The Maze greenlighting theatres, illumining the lead stars of Liana Werner-Gray and Andrew Roth. "I met the director Mitesh Kumar Patel about two years ago," he says. "What attracted me to the script of the film was that it was a mix of a real life story and fiction. It’s about four people who are in the woods and who could be dead, but are not dead!"
Unveiling the sterling highlight as regards its release, the debutant Hollywood producer states, "It’s a first of sorts, where we will be releasing a Hollywood film in India first and then about 15 days later, we will be releasing it in the West. The film has already won a lot of appreciation at international film festivals."