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Anamika Haksar's award-winning Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon to hit theatres on June 10

Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Jim Sarbh, Swara Bhaskar, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal attended the premiere in Mumbai

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 04.27 AM, Jun 08, 2022

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Anamika Haksar's award-winning Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon to hit theatres on June 10

Naseeruddin Shah

After having its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Anamika Haksar’s award-winning directorial debut Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (Taking The Horse To Eat Jalebi) took place at Soho House Mumbai on June 7. Actors, including Naseeruddin Shah, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Jim Sarbh, Swara Bhaskar, Rajat Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal attended the premiere. The debut film of the veteran theatre personality is slated for a limited theatrical release on 10th June in India.

Anamika, who has waited for a long time for the theatrical release of her passion project, said that the release and appreciation of her film will mean a lot to independent filmmakers. “It means so much to independent filmmakers, who often do not get the chance to have their work released. I am so thankful for the kind of love and support I've received with this project over the past few years.”

Meanwhile, for Naseeruddin, the film was moving since he spent his childhood in Delhi “I think it is a wonderfully executed love letter to the old city -- the sound, the photography, the editing, and the whole concept behind the film. It is very complicated and it will take a while to assimilate what the film is trying to say but it's a tremendous experience watching it,” the actor said.

Actor Jim Sarbh watched the film at Sundance and he came for the second viewing. Talking about the film, he said that his favourite bit of the film is that it takes the viewer into the inner life and depth of the characters that they would otherwise ignore. “I love how it brings together so many communities in this old part of Delhi. Dreams have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and to see someone weave a story out of so many varied dreams is incredible,” he said.

The screening of the film was followed by an engaging Q&A that was attended by the cast and crew members. After having its World Premiere at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival and an international premiere in the New Frontier section at Sundance Film Festival 2019, the film was slated to release in 2020 and then the release got postponed due to the pandemic.

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