Dreamgirl Hema Malini on Thursday revealed the first look of her daughter Esha Deol Takhtani’s first short film Cakewalk directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
The city of London witnessed Bollywood’s eternal dreamgirl Hema Malini unveiling the poster of her elder daughter Esha Deol Takhtani’s first short feature film Cakewalk. Directed by debutant Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty, the film depicts life of a chef Shilpa Sen, played by Esha. Produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das, the film will be released worldwide in August. Incidentally, this will be India’s first short film, which had an official poster launch in London.
Hema Malini unveiled the life size poster of Esha at Montcalm Hotel in London in presence of media and delegates. The event was organised by media magnet Nari Hira and Magna Publishing from India.
The poster was exclusively shot by fashion photographer Suman Nandi, while Esha had been styled by Kareen Punjwani. Ekta Bhattacharya designed the poster.
This 22 minute Hindi short marks Esha’s return to Bollywood after marriage and motherhood. Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments, the film also starts television heartthrob Tarun Malhotra and noted Bengali actress Anindita Bose. This movie also marks Bollywood debut of Siddharth Chatterjee, who is known for his role Topse in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda – thriller series.
While Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Chandrodoy Pal wrote the story of the short film, Shailendra Sayanti composed the music. Rupali Jagga and Shailendra Kumar rendered the title track of the movie. Cinematography by Pravatendu Mondol, the background has been scored by Prajna Dutta.
India’s first ‘Power Brand Film Journalist’ and biographer of Hema Malini’s authorised biography – Beyond The Dreamgirl, Ram Kamal Mukherjee made his debut as filmmaker in Cakewalk. Ram Kamal received many prestigious awards as veteran Bollywood journalist and as an author in India. He worked with Pritish Nandy Communication for almost 12 Hindi feature films as Vice President. Cakewalk has been shot entirely in Kolkata.
The film deals with an issue that most women across the globe, mostly women from Asian countries, would relate. “I always wanted to work with Esha because she is a powerhouse of talent, and I would give entire credit to her for bestowing faith in me and my team,” said director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Producer Aritra Das from Assorted Motion Pictures said, “It’s definitely an honour for me, Shailendraji and Dineshji, to get this privilege to showcase the first look of our maiden venture to people in London. Hemaji is a legend and we have grown up watching her films. It’s definitely a dream come true for all of us to have ‘dreamgirl’ amongst us.”
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) June 1, 2018