As a part of his initiative to revive the Irani Cafes in Mumbai, Ritesh Batra’s production company Poetic License is doing a series of events at different Irani Cafes across the city. The first two sessions were at Koolar Cafe and Kyani.

Ritesh Batra said, “My objective is to reinvent these cafes as cultural spaces to exchange ideas. It’s very heartening to see full house at these events. “


In his endeavour to promote the Irani cafes Ritesh requested the enthusiastic audience of young and aspiring actors to order eatables or drinks worth 50 rupees from the cafe and come back to these cafes again.

In the interactive session of one hour, Seher Latif, Casting Director of The Lunchbox and Atul Mongia, Casting Director of Queen shared their thoughts on the casting process and Ritesh Batra moderated the talk. The previous session was held at Kyani’s & co on 13th March where an interactive chat session with Sharat Katariya (Director, Dum Laga Ke Haisha) and Radhika Apte (Actress, Badlapur and Hunterrr) was organised.