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Sharmajee Ki Beti director Tahira Kashyap reveals why it is so tough to make a female-led film | Exclusive

Tahira Kashyap's directorial debut Sharmajee Ki Beti is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

Sharmajee Ki Beti director Tahira Kashyap reveals why it is so tough to make a female-led film  | Exclusive
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Last Updated: 06.13 PM, Jun 30, 2024

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Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap recently made her directorial debut with Sharmajee Ki Beti. The film, starring Sakshi Tanwar Saiyami Kher and Divya Dutta, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film, which is termed as a slice-of-life story, shows the journey of five women across different age groups. 

Recently Tahira Kashyap spoke with OTTplay in an exclusive chat where she revealed details about the making of the film, how she managed to add her personal touch to the story, if she is scared about her debut, and more.

Tahira Kashyap on why it is so tough to make a female-led film

Women telling women's stories has been a topic of discussion as a lot of viewers think that these stories are always filled with more emotions and heartfelt messages. When asked if she was scared of this, Tahira said, "Yes! But I’m also very excited and blessed that people are excited about such stories. It’s a beautiful time to be in. Can I please tell you, it was so tough to make a female-led film, which is why the years it has taken, which is why the obstacles doubled up where you have women as protagonists and it was all worth the struggle and the wait."

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"I’m just like a kid in the candy shop, I’m just so excited about wherever and whatever is happening to this film. I had not anticipated any of this, how Mami happened, how Amazon Prime Video happened, I’m speechless but the only thing that I can mouth right now is Thank You," she added.

Further speaking about why she chose 'Sharmajee Ki Beti' as her directorial debut, Tahira explained, "This is the story that I always wanted to tell. It comes from a place of innocence, a lot of heart, experiences, observations, very close observations, so this is what I’ve seen, this is what I’ve experienced. There’s a part of me in most of the characters, or something that I’ve observed. So this was a story that was always within me and I’ve always wanted to make this."

More about Sharmajee Ki Beti

Sharmajee Ki Beti is written and directed by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, and it stars Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta, and Saiyami Kher in the lead roles, along with, Vanshika Taparia, Arista Mehta, Sharib Hashmi and Parvin Dabas. The film is currently streaming on Prime Video. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more on this and everything else in the world of streaming and films.

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