Saurabh Shukla's bald truth

Aug 02, 2012, 08:58 IST | Shakti Shetty

Director's upcoming film is hugely inspired by cringe-worthy real-life experiences

They say cinema often mirrors the reality. Looks like director Saurabh Shukla took this saying too seriously. Being bald himself, his next film centres around a balding writer who falls in love with a pretty woman over Internet.

Saurabh Shukla

The catch here is that Saurabh too had a similar experience when he was younger. He used to have a pen friend during his theatre days in Delhi. Once that girl dropped by and called Saurabh to meet, she was in shock to see him bald and the date didn’t go too well! Saurabh says, “I lost my hair when I was quite young and I had a pen friend who never saw me. The premise of my film is very much similar. On the brighter side, my experience gave me a lot to write.”

He further adds, “We all have different kinds of inferiority complexes some economic and some physical. Most of the time, we end up lying because of it. We start hiding them and it sets out a chain of events. My film is about truth and love. Besides, baldness doesn’t matter. Otherwise, all bald guys would have stayed unmarried!” 

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