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Darlings director Jasmeet K Reen discusses the upcoming Sahir Ludhianvi biopic Gustakhiyan

That was the first project Jasmeet K. Reen worked on prior to Darlings.

Darlings director Jasmeet K Reen discusses the upcoming Sahir Ludhianvi biopic Gustakhiyan
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Last Updated: 02.57 AM, Aug 12, 2022

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Director Jasmeet K. Reen of the dark comedy Darlings, starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, and Vijay Varma, is currently enjoying the success of the movie. But did you know that she had worked on other movies before Darlings? Yes, the highly anticipated Sahir Ludhianvi biopic Gustakhiyan, which is yet to go on floors, was Jasmeet's very first production. During an interaction with ETimes, the filmmaker discusses the background of the project she was writing.

Jasmeet told the portal that she once had a job in marketing. In the past, she completed her CA. She then started writing for advertisements and working on commercial films. After taking a brief film course at FTII, Jasmeet made the decision to work in the Hindi film industry. During the time she was assisting, she began writing. Jasmeet intended to direct, Gustakhiyan, a film Jasmeet intended to direct, was her first piece of writing. The filmmaker wanted to develop her own voice, so. She wanted to produce something that reflected who she is.

Irrfan Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Shah Rukh Khan were among the actors whose names were associated with the long-in-the-making project. Jasmeet explained that she began scripting other pictures while that took some time. Afterwards, she penned Darlings, and it did so quickly enough. The filmmaker searched all of CA and advertising for the one thing that absorbed her because she was aware of her preferences. Growing up, Jasmeet was a voracious reader and moviegoer, and she was constantly looking for something to do, and it was probably filmmaking, too. The filmmaker considers it a privilege to discover what one enjoys doing most.

When questioned about Gustakhiyan's situation, she replied that it was the first story she had ever written and that it took longer to make than she had anticipated. Then, for the past three to four years, Darlings has consumed my life. Jasmeet is hoping she will be able to finish the movie shortly. However, for the time being, she is savouring the love that she is receiving for Darlings.

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