Esha Deol Takhtani is making her comeback with the short film Cakewalk directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. Mukherjee, who has been a journalist and author, is a debutant filmmaker. The actress celebrated her journey with a grand premiere in Worli, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Asked what made Esha work with a new director, the Dhoom actress told IANS, "Firstly, I knew him before because he is a journalist. When he narrated the story to me, though he wasn't ready for film direction, I was impressed by his conviction towards the character that he had written."
Pictured: Esha Deol, Bharat Takhtani and Hema Malini posed for the shutterbugs
"I took a risk of entering the digital entertainment format so, I wanted someone who is equally interested to prove his best. I saw that drive in Ram," Esha Deol said.
So, I thought it would be best to collaborate with him," added the daughter of veteran actress Hema Malini.
Pictured: Madhoo and Hema Malini attended the premiere together
The story of the film revolves around a Bengali woman, Shilpa, who is passionate about baking and confectionery. However, she goes through a tussle between domestic bliss and pursuing her passion. Esha will be seen playing a Bengali character for the first time.
"I have been to Kolkata many times and I have interacted with Bengali people also. Since the film is about a Bengali character, I attempted to bring in some nuances in Shilpa Sen.
Going by my observation, Bengali women are sweet by nature... There is no pretension. They have a certain cuteness," she said. Cakewalk will have its world TV premiere on Rishtey Cineplex channel on February 17, 2019.
Pictured: Nikhil Dwivedi also attended the premiere in Worli, Mumbai
Esha Deol-Bharat Takhtani, Hema Malini, Madhoo and Nikhil Dwivedi attended the grand premiere of Voot's latest series, Cakewalk. See pictures
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