Vidya Balan reveals first look of her debut short film 'Natkhat'
Actor Vidya Balan's debut short film "Natkhat" has been selected by the Mumbai Film Festival to have its world premiere at the 'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' on June 2. Vidya Balan reveals the first look of the film on Wednesday
Bollywood actor Vidya Balan is all excited for her debut short film “Natkhat” which has been selected by the Mumbai Film Festival to have its world premiere at the 'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' on June 2.
“Ek kahaani sunoge...?" Presenting the first look of my first short film both as actor and producer .#Natkhat @RSVPMovies@RonnieScrewvala @FontOfThinking @SanayaIZohrabi @mesopystic pic.twitter.com/tLoiuA7PkG— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) May 26, 2020
"I am really happy and excited to showcase our film on this platform. 'Natkhat' is a very special film because it addresses something that is extremely pertinent in these times while also delivering a strong message," the actor said in a statement.
The film, which also stars Vidya, addresses patriarchy and toxic masculinity while dealing with several issues such as gender inequality, rape culture, domestic violence.
I’m happy and excited to share that a few days ago, I did my first short film as an actor .... The film is called Natkhat and has me in a new role....that of ‘PRODUCER‘ ????.... I never had plans to turn producer but the story written by @annukampa_harsh and #ShaanVyas propelled me in that direction ????...Its been a new and precious experience working with @shaanvs the director and his team, and to be partnering with #RonnieScrewvala & @rsvpmovies @sanayairanizohrabi on this beautiful and powerful story. Can’t wait to share it with my world and hoping that it speaks to you like it did to me ????. #natkhat #ronniescrewvala
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Vidya said due to the "unimaginable and mind-numbing COVID-19 crisis", while film festivals across the globe have been cancelled, digital festivals such as We Are One come as a hope for viewers and filmmakers.
Produced and organised by New York’s Tribeca Enterprises, the 10-day digital film festival will be hosted on YouTube and will encompass programming from 20 festivals, including those held in Mumbai, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto, New York, and BFI London.
Very proud to be part of this incredible initiative by @tribeca.. Here is our line up for #WeAreOne. We stand in solidarity with the global film community and the audience. Come celebrate storytellers from around the world during the #WeAreOne global online film festival, streaming exclusively on @youtube Tune in May 29–June 7 to enjoy a lineup of free films curated by 21 film festivals and connect with film fans around the globe from around the world. The festival is free to watch but there will be donate button running across the programme. All proceeds from the same will go to help relief efforts for Covid-19. Donate generously and enjoy the films and conversations #WeAreOne #JioMAMIMumbaiFilmFestivalAtWeAreOne #WeAreOneGFF #JioMAMIatWeAreOne
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The film's co-producer, Ronnie Screwvala said initiatives like We Are One are "truly making a difference" by bringing people together even during these trying times.
"The donations from the festival will go to the World Health Organization and I am happy that our film is going to be screened on such a platform. It is an honour for us," he added.
Written by Annukampa Harsh and Shaan Vyaas with Associate Producer Sanaya Irani Zohrabi, "Natkhat" is directed by Shaan Vyas.