After directing the children's short film Toffee (2017) last year, Kashyap will direct a feature from her own script.
Tahira Kashyap to direct first feature film for T-Series, Ellipsis Entertainment
Mumbai - 16 Aug 2018 17:00 IST
Tahira Kashyap is graduating from shorts to features. The director's first film, a yet-untitled slice-of-life drama will begin filming next year. The film will be co-produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment.
Ellipsis Entertainment's first two production were helmed by first-time filmmaker and they were keen to continue the trend with their next production.
Continuing our trend of backing promising talent, we confirm that the multi-faceted @tahira_k will direct our third untitled collaboration with @tseries after #TumhariSulu and #CheatIndia.— ELLIPSIS ENT (@EllipsisEntt) August 15, 2018
Shoot to commence in #Mumbai in early #2019. Casting to be announced shortly. pic.twitter.com/vyJzf9eEuO
Kashyap's short Toffee (2017) was about the friendship between two young girls, Tanya and Ritu in 1990s Jalandhar, Punjab. The semi-autobiographical short premiered last year at the Half Ticket: The Hand Of Friendship section at the 19th Mumbai Film Festival. She shared that she had been working on her script for a long time and was still waiting for the cast to fall into place.
Dreams do come true. Delighted to open my innings as a director on a script that’s very dear to me. It's been a long journey of patience & waiting.— Tahira (@tahira_k) August 15, 2018
The title & the cast will be revealed soon! Thank you ð @EllipsisEntt @TSeries @atulkasbekar @tanuj_garg @itsBhushanKumar
Her proud husband, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, wrote, "From writing books, plays, directing theatre productions to making a feature film now. So proud of u".
From writing books, plays, directing theatre productions to making a feature film now. So proud of u @tahira_k. The first step towards your dream. You have written a wonderful script and you are backed by the most credible people. @EllipsisEntt @tseries @atulkasbekar @tanuj_garg pic.twitter.com/XBMlNLj4do— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 15, 2018
The multi-talented Kashyap has written and directed for theatre in Chandigarh and Delhi, been a teacher of mass communications and journalism in Mumbai, and also headed the programming at a radio station in Punjab. She has also written three books titled, I Promise, Souled Out and Cracking the Code.