Pakhi Tyrewala’s Kajal will hit festivals first

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published Mar 8, 2017, 12:03 am IST
Updated Mar 8, 2017, 2:36 pm IST
“Kajal is my first film as a director, and it’s a very special film for me,” says Pakhi.
Pakhi Tyrewala
 Pakhi Tyrewala

Writer and actor Pakhi Tyrewala has now turned director. Pakhi, who was last seen opposite John Abraham in 'Jhoota Hi Sahi', has directed a short film, 'Kajal', which has a women-centric subject.

“Kajal is my first film as a director, and it’s a very special film for me,” says Pakhi. “We wanted to do something on women empowerment; we didn’t want to do a cliché film. It talks about how the current system is fighting for women. It also talks about how if you don’t stand up for yourself, it will make no difference.”

 

Pakhi, who is married to 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' director Abbas Tyrewala, plans to release Kajal only after a round at film festivals first. She says, “We are taking the movie to festivals and it has already been selected in a couple of them. We will actually release once we’re done with the festival circuit.”

Actress Salony Luthra, who had agreed to gain seven to eight kilos for her role, will feature in the movie. Talking about gaining weight, the actress said," Short films have a stronger message and it becomes important to do justice to the character in a shorter time and if that means putting on weight, so be it . Because every character has a story to tell and the putting on weight was to do justice to the role of a middle class woman who doesn't think before she eats."

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