Vidya Balan is busy promoting Mission Mangal is on board for a project by Ronnie Screwvala.
Versatile actress Vidya Balan and Ronnie Screwvala have joined hands for a socially relevant short film titled – Natkhat.
Natkha addresses several issues. The film is essentially for international film festivals. Issues such as patriarchy, gender inequality, rape culture, domestic abuse, compartmentalization by men in different relationships with women, and in doing so surpasses all possible barriers, be it age, gender, urban-rural divide, and nationality.
It leaves you with the message of parenting being key. And also gives the solution to abolishing gender inequality and rape culture. Natkhat explores the patriarchal imitation culture across India through innocence, relationships, and euphemisms which no one has shown on screen.
This film marks many firsts for Vidya…her first short film as an actor and interestingly also her first outing as a producer. Vidya said,
“It’s the beautiful and powerful story that called out to me in a way that made me want to act in it and also turn producer. And who better than RSVP to do it with!”
Echoing Vidya’s sentiment, Ronnie Screwvala said,
“When I first heard the script for Natkhat, I immediately knew this film had to be made. The film addresses so many issues and gives out a powerful message too. I am very happy to collaborate with Vidya on this film…”
Both, Vidya and Ronnie deliver content-driven films. Their collaboration together definitely holds many promises.
Written by Annukampa Harsh & Shaan Vyas and developed with RSVP associate producer Sanaya Irani, Natkhat is directed by Shaan Vyas and produced by Ronnie Screwvala & Vidya Balan.