Esha Deol Takhtani’s return to celluloid after a hiatus – CAKEWALK gets a sweet acquisition from the house of Viacom 18.
CAKEWALK – the short 27-minute film by journalist turned author Ram Kamal Mukherjee featuring Esha Deol Takhtani a Chef will be air on Sunday, February 17 on Rishtey Cineplex at 6.00PM.
On bringing forth this beautiful narrative to the viewers through television, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head - Hindi Mass Entertainment & Kids TV Network, Viacom18 said, “The film revolves around the professional and personal challenges faced by a chef in her life. It's a slice of life story which has been beautifully portrayed by Esha Deol. When Ram Kamal approached us to acquire the film, what struck us was the simple, yet intriguing narrative encapsulated in just 27-minutes.This is definitely one of Esha Deol's finest performance and will be loved by the viewers who have a penchant for experimental content.”
Esha Deol Takhtani said, “ I had full faith in Ram Kamal when I signed for the film and knew that he would give his all to make this remarkable, Viacom18 is one of the leading networks in India and I am happy that CAKEWALK will be India's first short film to be aired on India’s No.1 movie channel, Rishtey Cineplex."
Elated Ram Kamal Mukherjee on his debut as director said, “I thank the team of Rishtey Cineplex for having seen potential in this film. This also reinstalls my faith in good content. Here’s hoping that the viewers appreciate our endeavor.”
"We wanted to set a benchmark with our product and trust me it wasn't a CAKEWALK," says producer Aritra Das. "Everyone discouraged us, saying that there is no future for shorts. But we are grateful to Viacom18 and their entire team for proving the world wrong," added Aritra.
CAKEWALK is produced by Aritra Das, Shailendra Kumar and Dinesh Gupta under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments. The movie also stars Tarun Malhotra and Anindita Bose. The music has been composed by Shailendra Sayanti and the title track by Rupali Jagga. Shot in Kolkata the first look of the film was unveiled by veteran actress Hema Malini in London.