It's a short film that will stream on YouTube soon.
Shefali Shah has donned the director's hat for the first time and helmed a short film titled Happy Birthday Mummyji. The original short film is penned by the actor-turned-filmmaker and will soon be dropped on the YouTube page of Large Short Films. Ahead of the streaming, the first look of the film has been unveiled and it just shows the feet of Shefali with a glimpse into the plot of the film.
The message for Happy Birthday Mummyji reads as "Between making someone happy or being happy. What would you choose?"
While sharing the first look, the official Instagram page of Large Short Films stated, "It’s important to listen to your own silence to understand the chaos better. Stay tuned for a powerful and original short directed by Shefali Shah."
While Shefali wrote, "Another first!!! Anxious, nervous and excited as hell to share the first look of my first film as a director. ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMYJI’. Captured by one and only @eeshitnarain."
As per IANS, talking about the film, Shefali said in a statement, "It's a story of us, of everyone who is recognised by their relationships, family, home... A choice we happily make. But at some point or the other, we all have felt the strong need to let go of all responsibilities."
Shah further shared that the COVID-19 led lockdown rubbed into faces the strong sense of isolation. She asked, "What if there was a different take on it."
The release date for the short film Happy Birthday Mummyji is yet to be announced.
Shefali is not new to the short film space as she won several accolades for Juice which dropped in 2017 by Large Short Films. The actor also won hearts for her role as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in Emmy winning Netflix show Delhi Crime.