After delivering hits like Cocktail (2012) and Finding Fanny, Homi Adajania and Deepika Padukone are teaming up once again. This time, it's for a social cause. The director-actor duo has collaborated on a short film for women empowerment. The two-minute film features Deepika and 98 other women.
We've learnt that Homi shot 99 urban women separately in under nine hours. The director confirms this, adding, "This is a pledge Deepika and I had taken. We shot black-and-white moving portraits of women from all walks of life, such as singers, writers, vegetable vendors and flower sellers. I wanted to film them in a freewheeling manner, expressing themselves the way they wanted."
About Deepika's role in the film, he says, "She bookends the film and is also giving the voice over. It's a powerful piece written by Kersi Khambatta (co-writer of Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny), titled My Choice."
The project has been produced by Dinesh Vijan's banner and sponsored by Sangita Jindal, through her foundation. Ask Homi why he didn't round it off to 100 women and he laughs, "I managed to get women from most walks of life but God couldn't make it… I guess she was too busy."