As we told you earlier, Anubhav Sinha has brought together prolific filmmakers – Sudhir Mishra and Hansal Mehta for a unique anthology film with the pandemic as a backdrop. The film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Sinha’s production house Benaras Mediaworks.
Now we have some details about one of the films. The first story to get locked under the project is Sudhir Mishra’s short, which will star Taapsee Pannu.
Taapsee Pannu says, “The story is unique and never done before; it’s a socio-political drama that spans across two generations with the pandemic as the backdrop. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with a brilliant filmmaker like Sudhir Sir, who is so solid with his craft.”
Taapsee Pannu earlier worked with Sinha on the hard-hitting Thappad in 2020 and Mulk in 2018 and returns to his banner Benaras Mediaworks with this film. About reuniting with Sinha, she adds, “And mostly it feels like homecoming working again with Anubhav Sir and Bhushan Sir. Anubhav Sir knows how to channel the best in me. Being surrounded by masterful filmmakers like these is a blessed experience.”
Echoing the same sentiments, Anubhav Sinha says, “The narrative is a layered one talking about human relationships against the pandemic serving as a backdrop. I am so glad to be reuniting with Taapsee for this one! She is perceptive and brings her own to every character she plays. She is the kind of actor who infuses her roles with a lived-in experience, making the story even more relatable. With Sudhir’s vision and Taapsee’s prowess, we have an assured film at hand. This film also brings me together with my long-time collaborator and co-producer Bhushan Kumar, who has always believed in my vision.”
Director Sudhir Mishra is excited to work with the actress on this project, “This is a film about the idea of being young, about how one generation passes the baton to the next. Personally, this is one of those stories for me which leave an indelible mark on you, and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to bring it to life with. Taapsee is easily one of the finest artists of today’s times. She has carved for herself a niche that comprises some path breaking films. Her spirit is what will elevate the film. With her, Anubhav and Bhushan Kumar, I have found collaborators who have the same ethos as me. It’s in such teams that one’s best work comes to the fore.”
Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series has nothing but praise for the team and the story this short will tell, “This film boasts of a dream team. Anubhav, Sudhir, Taapsee are ready to embark upon one of the most stirring stories I have read in recent times. I am so happy to have such prolific filmmakers on board to create this anthology. And we couldn’t have kickstarted on a more positive note. I am so excited to see the team take this story to the finish line. It’s a fine story and these artists are sure to whip it up into a marvelous movie.”
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