Sayani Gupta dons yet another unique avatar
Sayani Gupta has stunned us with each of her performances including her recent act in Jolly LLB 2. The actress who will soon be seen in Jagga Jasoos and her first international production The Hungry, is now all set to be seen in a short film, which is directed by Keith Gomes who has been an eminent writer for Sajid Nadiadwala films including the Salman Khan starrer Kick. His first short film Child’s Play was at Cannes Short Film Corner & LA Shorts Fest. The director is also currently working on Sher Khan for Sohail and Salman Khan.
Gomes’ latest short film Shameless stars Sayani Gupta and writer-actor Hussain Dalal, who we have seen in Margarita With A Straw. The film is a thriller and the storyline is about a delivery girl and a guy who is addicted to apps and ordering online. It’s a two-character drama and fully writing and performance driven. Both Sayani and Hussain being ace actors from theatre and films, the shooting style became interesting with very long takes and almost the whole script being played out by both actors and captured in different magnifications.
When quizzed about the film, Sayani said, “When Hussain called me saying that there was this short he wants me to act in along with him and told me the premise, I was immediately hooked. Then I read the script and it was quite thrilling honestly. Also it was a perfect piece for two actors and had a lot of scope for trying out something totally new and fun. Hussain and I have been great friends and have been wanting to collaborate ever since Margarita…. I met Keith, the director and immediately loved him. He is a great writer but also an amazing guy. It was a small shoot over two days in an apartment in Dadar and we had a great time collaborating. This is why I love shorts, it gives you the scope to try out something new and unconventional without putting too much at stake. It’s a great medium to tell short stories which could have a long lasting impact.”