For his directorial venture and "dream project", Bukshi
took on a lot of television child and adult artistes. "I needed
fresh people who would listen to me as I had a clear cut idea about
the character portrayals. Several film stars have fixed expressions
and wouldn't have fit into the groove," he told indiantelevision.com.
Meri Marzi stars Vishal Solanki (child artiste in TV serials
such as Family No 1, Shakala Boom Boom), Baby Yashaswini
(Deepak Bukshi's five year old daughter), Humayoon, Gautami (Ghar
Ek Mandir, Kshitij, Intezaar aur sahi) and other TV stars such
as Guddu Maruti, Rajender Mehra, Sadid Siddique, Avtaar Gill, Mustaq
Khan, Rajesh Puri, Dolly Bindra, Ajay Wadhavkar, Dhalnaz Paul, Gopi
Bhalla, Aruna Sangal, Anjan Shrivastav and Rishab Shukla , amongst
When questioned as to how his film would fare when pitted against
Shringar Films' Chhota Jadugar, Bukshi says: "Meri
Marzi is a movie which puts forth the idea that kids are the
actual heroes of their family and of society as a whole. The freshness
of the theme will be very appealing to the audience. Chhota Jadugar
is a dubbed film based on fantasy which has been oft-repeated in
The film revolves around the kid named Sunny (played by Vishal)
who plays the lead role. "Meri Marzi is a mirror of
today's kids who see life from their own perspective and want to
do everything in their own way and how they don't wants parents,
teachers to interfere in their life-but how at the end, they need
them all to grow up as a responsible human being," adds Bukshi.
Bukshi has directed TV serials like Namaskar and Rang
for UTV; Evidence (starring Om Puri) for producer Pahlaj
Nihalini; Zehar for film producer Sudhakar Bokade; a comedy
serial titled Chun Chun Ka Murabba for film producer Prakash
Bukshi has written, produced and directed more than 100 short,
documentary and TV films in different formats for various ministries
of India, Doordarshan, UNICEF and USAID.
Bukshi has directed a feature film titled Meri Pyari Nimmo
for NFDC starring Raghuvir Yadav, Pallavi Joshi, Anjan Srivastav,
Rajendra Gupta, Pawan Malhotra, Anang Desai, Shammii Aunty, Gopi
Desai and others.
Bukshi directed another film titled Ghunghat for NFDC starring
Rameshwari, Anand Desai, Saadia Siddiqui, Gopi Desai and Avtar Gill.
He received an award for the script of Ghunghat in the script
competition organized by the government of India's department of
family welfare, ministry of health and family welfare. He has also
done other films for NFDC such as Jeet and Prayaas;
short films such as Tum Bhool Na Jaana for Films Division.