S. Manasvi, the debut-making director of Rajshri’s Love U… Mr. Kalakaar!, got his break with the banner, thanks to a festival of short films made by students of FTII, Pune, from where he did his filmmaking course.
Rajkumar Barjatya of the Rajshri empire happened to be at the festival and he liked Manasvi’s film showcased there. He asked to be introduced to Manasvi and offered him a chance to direct a film for the Rajshri banner. Recalls Manasvi, “I was lucky,
I didn’t have to struggle like many newcomers have to. After that meeting with Raj Babu at the festival, I used to go to his office and discuss story ideas with him.This went on for six months till we zeroed in on the story of ‘Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!’. Incidentally, Manasvi is an architect by qualification but he had a passion for films in general and filmmaking in particular. That is why, he bid goodbye to his profession to pursue his passion.