Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal announce first production 'Girls Will Be Girls'PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 04-03-2021 09:18 IST | Created: 04-03-2021 09:12 IST
The two actors, who have worked together on the ''Fukrey'' series, will produce the project through their newly-launched banner Pushing Buttons Studios.
Mother and daughter grow up together through the course of the script and their fraught but ultimately loving relationship is the beating heart of the film.
''It's honest awkwardness will make you chuckle, not weep. It's full of relatable, lived-in episodes that one finds oddly satisfying - like popping a zit. The mother in our story routinely dodges the self-sacrificing stereotype of the typical Indian mom - she's complicated, grey, and not a martyr,'' the 34-year-old actor said in a statement.
Fazal, also 34, said the film is close to their hearts as it marks their production debut.
''I am also excited that our studio will enter the market with such a progressive, female-led story. We hope to be able to tell thought-provoking and universal stories with humor and love,'' he added.
Talati is an up-and-coming filmmaker, who is based in the US. She recently won the New York State Council of the Arts Grant for the script of ''Girls Will Be Girls''. She has also been selected for Berlinale Talents.
Chadha and Talati have been longtime collaborators as they previously co-directed a documentary about adults living with autism and Down's syndrome when they were students at Mumbai's Sophia College.
''In my opinion, Shuchi is an amazing voice and I've been following her evolution for years, knowing that one day an incandescent film would be born from her brain. She is definitely a filmmaker to watch out for,'' Chadha said.
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