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Director duo Raj-DK to present micro films made during the lockdown

Actress Shreya Dhanwantary will make her directorial debut with one of the micro films, A Viral Wedding. 

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Filmmaker duo, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, better known as Raj and DK, has come up with a series of micro films and an indie film that will be made while abiding by the lockdown rules. The aim of the initiative is to ensure that the lockdown period is spent in creating something while being forced to stay indoors. 

“We’ve started this initiative especially to encourage a new format of micro-storytelling. It’s called D2R Indie, which will mentor, produce, present innovative works of new and aspiring filmmakers, mostly in micro-storytelling, and sometimes even longer formats,” said Raj to the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). 

Explaining further, he added, “The idea is to encourage filmmakers to use this opportunity to make the most of what they have under the current circumstances. It is actually for anyone who wants to beat the blues, and find innovative ways of creating something from home or under restrictive circumstances.” 

The Viral Wedding is one of the micro-series, which will see actress Shreya Dhanwantary make her directorial debut. Sharib Hashmi is one of the cast members. Dhawantary and Hashmi were a part of Raj and DK’s web-series, The Family Man. 

“The Viral Wedding has lockdown. The relationship micro-series is about two unlikely people stuck together in the lockdown. Right now the theme might be about that because it is unique, it is a history defining moment,” said Raj. He added that another micro series is a homebound adventure while the indie film is a comedy about filmmaking. 

Raj believes it is impossible to stop filmmakers from creating films even in the lockdown. “We all are filmmakers, and at the end of the day, you can put filmmakers at home but you can’t keep them away from making films. Necessity is the mother of invention. Instead of waiting for the good days to come, this is an effort to try and do the best we can with what we have in hand,” he said. 

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