Director Saumitra Singh, who earlier helmed two award-winning short films, “The Wallet” and “Painful Pride”, is all set with his third offering, “Kalabai From Byculla”. The short film stars Sharib Hashmi, Shruti Bapna and Padmini Sardesai.
Said Sharib Hashmi, “I play a struggling artiste who is yet to make his mark, though age is not on his side anymore. His younger brother is doing better than him professionally and his granny is worried about him, but his life turns upside down when something extraordinary happens.”
Sharib Hashmi is clearly impressed with his director: “I had a great time working with Saum. I loved the way he thinks and the way he executes. He is young and energetic and is always bubbling with ideas. I would love to collaborate with him in future.”
Actress Shruti Bapna said: “The film tells a beautifully-woven story of an artist’s life that will amuse you. The role of Kalabai was fun to play, and working with Sharib and Saumitra raised the fun level.”
Director Saumitra Singh shared a story behind making this film, which incidentally, has been shot in one day.
“I really loved directing this beautiful story and being a part of this creation. (Writer) Himan Joshi shared this concept with me and I was so mesmerised by it that I discussed it with Shashwat Joshi, the producer. He loved the concept and immediately said yes,” recalled the director.
Producer Shashwat Joshi, who had worked with Saumitra Singh on “The Wallet”, said: “I was fascinated when I heard the title, and since I was looking for a good story to produce when I was in Lucknow, I decided to make it. This film is my first as an individual producer.”