Richa Shukla

Bollywood film “X: Past is Present,”  which stars San Francisco, Calif.-based actress Richa Shukla as Sanjana, premiered in the Bay Area Nov. 20 at the Cine Grand Theater in Fremont and Serra Theaters in Milpitas. (Richa Shukla Facebook photo)

X: Past is Present,” a Bollywood film that focuses on the complexities and ways to decipher a man-woman relationship starring a San Francisco-based Indian American actress/model, Richa Shukla, premiered in the Bay Area Nov. 20 at the Cine Grand Theater in Fremont and Serra Theaters in Milpitas.

The film, which is helmed by 11 filmmakers, narrates 11 different genre subplots, all of which add to the main story that unfolds one night.

Shukla essays the character of Sanjana, whose favorite game in the film is playing hard-to-get.

Rajat Kapoor plays the protagonist in the film, which was released in theaters across India Nov. 20.  Other important roles are performed by Huma Qureshi, Swara Bhaskar, Ria Sen, Radhika Apte and Anshuman Jha.

Shot in multiple locations, including San Francisco, London, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, “X: Past is Present” premiered at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York last year.

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