Applause Entertainment continues to make rapid strides with its slate of films, and has partnered with Ellipsis Entertainment to announce Sharmaji Ki Beti, the Tahira Kashyap Khurrana directorial debut, which is a hot take on the lives of urban women. And there’s the real glimpse, all with Sharma’s common surname. This relatable, multi-generational ensemble comedy-drama about the experience of modern, middle-class women will see super talents like Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta and Saiyami Kher. The film, while true to India, promises to resonate with Gen Zs, Millennials and Boomers across the globe, represented by various Sharmas in the film.
A slice-of-life rollercoaster of aspirations, fantasies, families, inadequacies, coming of age and heartbreak, Sharmaji Ki Beti may be the story of Sharma, but it being a story that strikes a chord with people from all walks of life. promises. Mothers, daughters, partners, friends and ultimately, womanhood – the perfect antidote to the default male domination that dominates popular cinema.
Having achieved great success as a writer and as a director in several short films, Tahira’s feature debut is being talked about and there is tremendous excitement within the industry and among the audience.
Talking about the film, Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said, “Sharmaji Ki Beti is a fascinating, spirited story, written with an impressive affection for its characters and the world they live in. Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has emerged as a unique, prominent literary voice and her stories always resonate with her sharp wit and attention to detail. We are excited to make his film directorial debut and partner with Ellipsis Entertainment to bring this amazing story to life before the world.”
Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar, Managing Partner, Ellipsis Entertainment, said, “As a magnet for promising new talent, we are now incredibly happy to launch Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, as a feature director. Top advertisement names like Ram Madhvani, Suresh Triveni and Akash Bhatia have been introduced to the film industry. We are proud that this particular script has turned out to be great and the start of a long-term relationship, we are delighted to partner with the people at Applause.”
Writer-director Tahira Kashyap Khurana says, “Sharmaji Ki Beti is like an extension of my personality as it is inspired by various incidents and characters that I have met, experienced and witnessed in real life. It will always hold a very special place in my heart. Because this is the first script I’ve ever written. I am thrilled that this is my directorial debut in the feature film arena. It is an amalgamation of emotions striking the right balance with a happy, relatable, emotional and inspiring narrative. A big shoutout to the formidable cast and crew that we have put together for this exciting journey, and deserves applause to Ellipsis for delivering the brave set-up and continuing to believe in the themes and giving opportunity to new talent Is .”
The shooting of Sharmaji’s daughter has started this month in Mumbai and Chandigarh.