This summer, the city of London Bollywood’s eternal dream girl Hema Malini unveiled the poster of her elder daughter Esha Deol Takhtani’s first short feature film Cakewalk. Directed by debutant Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty, the film depicts the life of a chef Shilpa Sen, played by Esha Deol Takhtani. Produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das, the film will be released worldwide in August. Incidentally, this will be India’s first short film.
Hema Malini was unveiled life-size poster of Esha at Montcalm Hotel in London on 31st May, in presence of media and delegates. The event has been organized by media magnet Nari Hira and Magna Publishing from India.
The poster has been exclusively shot by fashion photographer Suman Nandi, while Esha has been styled by Kareen Punjwani. The poster has been designed by Ekta Bhattacharya.
This 22 minute Hindi short marks Esha’s return to Bollywood after marriage and motherhood. Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments, the film also starts television heartthrob Tarun Malhotra and noted Bengali actress Anindita Bose. This movie also marks Bollywood debut of Siddharth Chatterjee, who is known for his role Topse in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda – thriller series.
Cakewalk has been written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Chandrodoy Pal, while the music has been composed by Shailendra Sayanti. The title track of the movie has been rendered by Rupali Jagga and Shailendra Kumar. Cinematography by Pravatendu Mondol, the background has been scored by Prajna Dutta.
India’s first Power Brand Film Journalist and biographer of Hema Malini’s authorised biography Beyond the Dream Girl, Ram Kamal Mukherjee makes his debut as a filmmaker in Cakewalk. Ram Kamal received many prestigious awards as veteran Bollywood journalist and as an author in India. He worked with Pritish Nandy Communication for almost 12 Hindi feature film as Vice President. Cakewalk has been shot entirely in Kolkata.
The film deals with an issue that most women across the globe will relate, mostly women from Asian countries. “I always wanted to work with Esha because she is a powerhouse of talent, and I would give entire credit to her for bestowing faith in me and my team,” says director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Producer Aritra Das from Assorted Motion Pictures says, “It’s definitely an honour for me, Shailendra ji and Dinesh ji, to get this privilege to showcase the first look of our maiden venture to people in London. Hema ji is a legend and we have grown up watching her films. It’s definitely a dream come true for all of us to have ‘Dream Girl’ amongst us.”