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    Default Easiest to work with kids: 'Jalpari' director

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    Orissa-based film director Nila Madhab Panda, whose films saw children playing major roles, shares a special connection with kids and says it is easiest to work with them.
    The 38-year-old made his debut in 2010 with National Award winning film "I Am Kalam", about a poor Rajasthani boy, who is inspired by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's life and has a strong desire to read and write.
    "I have a special connection with kids. I believe the way a child can narrate a story in his innocence, an adult can never do that," Panda told IANS.
    Citing an example, Panda added that when a chainsmoker is asked by people to quit smoking, he may not do it. "But when a child says the same, it hits you and the person stops it. When a child puts up questions, it touches your soul."
    His second film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" came this year and talked about female foeticide and received good reviews.
    Children will be a part of his film in future too, says the director.
    "Children are a major part of the society and they will always be a part of my films. My next two films are not children's film. They are family entertainers, but yes, there are kids playing important characters," he said.
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