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Making a short film was creatively satisfying: Tisca Chopra

Taare Zameen Par actor Tisca Chopra talks about turning producer with her short film Chutney. Now, she feels confident enough to produce a feature film.

bollywood Updated: Nov 29, 2016 06:43 IST
Kavita Awasthi
Kavita Awasthi
Hindustan Times
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Web series and short films have become a rage these days. It not only gives a film-maker the freedom to explore unique content, but also unleashes their creative side. Actor Tisca Chopra has recently turned producer with her short film, titled Chutney.

The theme of the film is about guarding one’s turf. Tisca, who started her acting career in 1993, wanted to share certain stories with the audience. “This story has been on my mind since a while now,” says the Taare Zameen Par actor.

Interestingly, it was director Imtiaz Ali, who suggested that she make a short film. “It was a random remark that stayed with me. He said, ‘Once you do make a short film, you will understand many things’,” she adds. Since then, Tisca has been sure about making a short film, as the “story lends itself better to the format”. “Had it been shot as a long movie, it wouldn’t have worked. The story will teach people how not to take ordinary people for granted. It is also about women taking control,” she says.

Apparently, the actor and her team finished the film in a month and half. Tisca was part of the entire process. “From writing to learning the nuances of editing, I was involved in everything. Making a short film was creatively satisfying. As an actor, one does not get to experience so much. You take everything for granted. A lot of learning was required for this movie,” she says.

In the last couple of months, Tisca has created a buzz on social media. She was part of a casting couch video that went viral. Someone also sent her a marriage proposal on Twitter. The actor says, “There are many interesting things happening online of late. People see you in a certain way in films, and that becomes the general perception about you.”

Tisca adds, “I am a confident to take on a feature film now. We will start working on it in January.”

First Published: Nov 28, 2016 19:54 IST