Mira Nair and Aditya Assarat
Rolex Mentor and Protégé in Film, 2004 - 2005
When Thai film-maker Aditya Assarat shadows his mentor, Mira Nair, on set as she directs The Namesake in Kolkata, India, he discovers some of the secrets of her lavish cinematography. “She’s like the host of a party. That goes a lot towards holding the film crew together.” Nair describes it differently: “It’s about orchestrating chaos,” she says.