Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has announced her first directorial feature film ‘Sharmaji Ki Beti’. She has commenced filming this month in Mumbai and Chandigarh. The film is a multi-generational ensemble comedy-drama about the modern, middle class female experience. The film stars Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta, and Saiyami Kher. The film gives a peek into the lives of urban women, all with the common surname of Sharma.
On her first directorial feature film, writer-director Tahira said: “‘Sharmaji Ki Beti’ is like an extension of my personality as it is inspired by various incidents and characters I have met, experienced and observed in real life. It will always hold a very special place in my heart because it’s the first script I ever wrote.”
Tahira has directed critically acclaimed short films ‘Toffee’ and ‘Quaranteen Crush’ in the anthology series ‘Feels Like Ishq’.
She continued, “I am thrilled that it is coming to life as my directorial debut venture in the feature film space. It is an amalgamation of emotions striking the perfect balance, with a happy, relatable, emotional and inspiring narrative. A big shout out to the formidable cast and crew we’ve put together for this exciting journey, and to Applause and Ellipsis for continuing to believe in brave set-ups and subjects and giving new talent an opportunity.”
Talking about the film, Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said: “Sharmaji Ki Beti is a charming, spirited tale that’s been written with an effusive affection for its characters and the worlds they inhabit. Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has emerged as a unique, prominent literary voice and her stories have always resonated with their sharp wit and striking attention to detail. We’re excited to present her feature directorial debut to the world and to partner with Ellipsis Entertainment in bringing this wonderful narrative to life.”
“As magnets for promising new talent, we are delighted to now launch the incredibly accomplished Tahira Kashyap Khurrana as a feature director, having propelled top ad names like Ram Madhvani, Suresh Triveni and Aakash Bhatia to the front of the filmed entertainment space,” said managing partners Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar, Ellipsis Entertainment.
Tahira shared a pic with a long caption that read, “Feeling so numb! Can’t believe it’s finally happening ❤️ I feel only gratitude 🙏
Eternally grateful to all those people who are bringing my dream, the story so close to my heart to life. It’s too good to be true but I guess ‘winter always turns to spring’. This film has seen me through various states and stages of life but all that I have learned from my practice, my mother and my partner is to never give up. And I was supported with like minded people who were there through and through with me on this journey, thank you @tanuj.garg @atulkasbekar @ellipsisentertainment for being at it and thank you @applausesocial @sameern for making this palpable! Thank you for your support on this
I think it was a wait worth it’s while as I was just waiting for my dream team both on and off screen to come on board @divyadutta25 @saiyami #sakshi and my two little women @vanshika_taparia @aristamehta and the talented @mrfilmistaani thank you so much for believing in #sharmajikibeti and me. Also we have the cool @ravjeetsingh7 @dabasparvin and @sushant_ghadge_
Thank you to my entire crew who I can see are giving more than 💯 let’s get 🎥 …”