MUMBAI—An April Fools’ Day-themed short film directed by Sonam Nair (of “Gippi” fame) will release on Mar. 31. Terribly Tiny Talkies’ next short release, “Khujli” stars Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta, who will be seen sharing the screen space for the first time. Interestingly, both were a part of the blockbuster “Khal-Nayak” 24 years ago.
“Khujli” will go live that day at 8 pm in India.
And what is it about? It is said that married people should beware of the seven-year itch. “Khujli” (which means ‘Itch’) is about what happens when Girdharilal and Roopmati decide to scratch a 25-year-old itch. Secret desires come out, hidden fantasies are revealed, long-lost fire is rekindled, and things can’t help but get a little kinky.
Sharing the experience of his first short, Shroff said, “It is a light-hearted film. I loved the story and the way Sonam narrated it. And I really enjoyed working with the team of TTT.” Asked how easy it was to do kinky scenes with his co-star Shroff grinned, “When your director holds a whip in her hands, it becomes easy for an actor to be kinky!”
Gupta, who has also done a short film for the first time, said, “Shooting was as much fun as reading its script. When we actors have enjoyed the process of doing the film so much, I am sure the audience will enjoy as well! It was a great experience.”
Chintan Ruparel, co-founder, and chief creative officer, Terribly Tiny Talkies, said, “We’ve always found immense joy in discovering great talent that can’t wait to make its mark. While we’re always open to working with all kinds of filmmakers, known or new, we believe that it is voices like Sonam’s that really need to be seen and heard by more people out there. We’re happy to be around and backing them when they’re the hungriest. With this film, we also unleash our wacky side, something that’s been coming for long now.”
Sharanya Rajgopal, chief writer and creative producer, added, “The best part of this film was our venturing into a kind of narrative that we haven’t explored before. It is not every day that we find a story that throws light on what could happen to marriage that has seasoned with time. The monotony of a middle-aged couple’s life taking a risqué turn is what drew us in. The entire process of making this film has been a riot. Think about it; it could happen to any such couple around us behind closed doors. Right from the early stages of exploring this premise to roping in Jackie and Neena to finally executing Sonam’s insane vision- this is one journey that we will remember for a very long time. This film is bold, funny and unique.”
So as son Tiger sets out to win kids of all ages, cool dad Shroff, all sexy and spicy even now, sets out to win over adults – of all ages! And what better company does he need than the woman who asked the cult question: “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai?”