Rajan Shahi’s Director’s Kut Productions, has been one of the successful production houses to have given Indian Television superhit shows like Bidaai and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
The fact that Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has revived itself, even after losing few big actors over the last year, speaks volumes about Rajan Shahi who is considered the Subhash Ghai of TV giving Angad Hasija, Parul Chauhan, Sara Khan etc to the TV industry.
Now Director’s Kut Productions has got into producing short films. The first young face to have got the onus of delivering a masterpiece of a short film in DKP is Ansh Mehta.
Ansh Mehta, a student in films at Syracuse University, New York has made few experimental and narrative short films at the age of 22 that have got selected at various film festivals around the world. His notable works so far includes a one minute film ‘Switch’ and ‘Locker Room’.
The first short film of DKP, titled ‘Yolk’ will be a 16 minute film with eminent TV personalities Sumit Suri, Neeraj Malviya and Charu Asopa playing central characters.
Yolk has been recently sent to 10 different festivals around Europe and North America. It has been planned that the film will premiere in India at the Indian festivals after August 2017.
When contacted, Producer Rajan Shahi said ,
“Yes, Yolk is the first venture by DKP to promote young makers to come and stand in the international platform of short films in festivals. The film has been written, edited and directed by Ansh for DKP who is a very talented individual.”
Director Ansh Mehta says ,
“After studying in film school in New York, I got back to India few months back. I am presently working on a feature, in addition to working on short films. My earlier short films have done very well in film festivals in many countries. Yolk is the story of a husband who enters his house to see his wife in bed with another man. The manner in which he responds to this is very different. He sits in a room, thinks about it and then plays a game with his wife and the other man, keeping them at gun point. This serious concept of ‘adultery’ has been given a light interpretation.”