Filmmaker Aneek Chaudhri is planning to do a Hindi movie. After gaining prominence in the international scenario with films like The Wife’s Letter, White and Cactus, Aneek is looking to engage with a “larger audience” in India.
Aneek will collaborate with cousin and musician Deb Chowdhury who is trained in world music and often associates with folk band Sahajiya.
On the collaboration with Deb, Aneek said, ““Deb da is a person who has mentored me throughout my life and plays an eminent role in my position as a filmmaker. Beside this, I needed someone with whom I share a spiritual as well as intellectual equation. Hence, we decided to collaborate.”
“I believe I need a larger audience in India as well; because, people here should be able to relate to my film and watch it. And this time, I have come up with a dramatic narrative,” he added.
After making films on social issues and particularly those related to women, Aneek will be seen experimenting with other types of content. His recent film, Cactus, which sparked debate for featuring a woman as Jesus Christ, has already premiered and competed at various Indie-Film festivals, winning critical acclaim.
Cactus will be presented at Marche du film genre i.e. Film Market of Cannes Film Festival 2019, according to Chaudhari.
Shooting for the untitled Hindi film will begin in the latter part of 2019.