Vidya Balan is all set to turn producer with a socially relevant short film titled "Natkhat", in which she will also act. The actor has collaborated with producer Ronnie Screwvala to back this film, a statement issued on behalf of the actor read.
As per the press release issued by the makers, "Natkhat" addresses several issues such as patriarchy, gender inequality, rape, domestic abuse, compartmentalization by men in different relationships with women; and in doing so surpasses all possible barriers, be it age, gender, urban-rural divide, and nationality.
"It's a beautiful and powerful story that called out to me in a way that made me want to act in it and also turn producer. And who better than RSVP to do it with," Vidya said in a statement.
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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
Screwvala said he is looking forward to work with Vidya.
"When I first heard the script of 'Natkhat', I immediately knew this film had to be made. The film addresses so many issues and gives out a powerful message too," he added.
The makers added the film is being essentially made for international film festivals.
Written by Annukampa Harsh and Shaan Vyas and developed with RSVP associate producer Sanaya Irani, "Natkhat" is directed by Vyas.