Bollywood Actresses Kajol, Shruti Haasan, and Neha Dhupia are coming together for a short film titled ‘Devi’. The film has been directed by Priyanka Banerjee and produced by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Stephen’s Electric Apples Entertainment for short films.

 

According to the makers, Devi “It is the story of nine oppressed women, from different strata of society, living in a small room, faced with the dilemma of sharing their space and stories in a country all too used to tragedy and pain”.

 

Actor Kajol recently stated, “I couldn’t have chosen a better subject than Devi for my first short film. It’s a powerful statement, written very well by Priyanka. It’s a poignant film that needs to be shared with the world, especially today. My character Jyoti is vastly different from me in many ways, but uncannily, we share a lot too. In today’s times when gender discrimination, abuse, and violence is being spoken about vociferously, films like Devi are far more relevant, and I am glad to have got the opportunity to participate.”

 

Actor Shruti Haasan added, “I loved the concept of the film when I heard it. We often talk about sisterhood and how women need to stand with each other. Devi highlights that aspect in such a lovely way, with such a powerful message. It’s disturbingly poignant and that’s why I knew I had to be a part of it. I couldn’t have found a more perfect film to make my debut on the digital platform.”

 

Actor Neha Dhupia also stated, “Sometimes as an actor, you work in a film for the part that is offered to you and sometimes for the story you are helping the director tell. With Devi, it was the latter. Niranjan, Ryan, and Priyanka narrated Devi to me, and as soon as I heard it, I was certain that this is a narrative I want to be a part of. It got me thinking about the world we are living in and how women need to help other women. It is strong, it is impactful and it gives you the chills. The part that stayed with me the most was most definitely the amazing women who worked on the project, and without revealing much, I’d have to say the ending. Devi really is a film and a subject that stayed with me for days even after we wrapped up the shoot on it.”

 

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