Short films are the new craze that is beginning to make waves in India. A craze that has already inspired a select band of Indian filmmakers and who have made their mark in the international arena. Irfan Khan and Nawazzuddin Siddiqui starred in a short film made way back in 2003, when both weren’t big stars.
Bollywood is experimenting with new content, and short films enacted by mainstream actors seem to be the emerging new trend. Even established names in the industry like Raveena Tandon and Manoj Bajpayee are now entering the segment. This is because audiences crave for a more diverse and innovative cinematic experience. And it is not just seasoned artists who have taken to doing short films, young actors like Ali Fazal and Tapsee Pannu have also joined the bandwagon.
Recently, Mumbai boy, Pankit Thakker, who has gained much recognition for his versatile roles in many popular TV shows, has also shot for a short film proclaiming his anti-pollution stand to the general public in a very unique way.
Pankit Thakker shares,
“More and more people want to see good content films on their laptops and phones. While feature films have their own space, the digital world is growing at a rapid pace. People access short films on the internet and it opens up a whole new avenue in terms of reaching out to the audience.”
Experts feel that short films have a bright future, thanks to the growing reach of the internet andbecause people can watch them at their own convenience.
On his Diwali plans Pankit said
“We will have a cracker free Diwali. I also request all the Indians to avoid bursting crackers. Lets all celebrate without making any noise.”
The short film will be uploaded on all video sharing platforms this weekend.
UA wishes Pankit Thakker and our readers very happy Diwali.