Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment have partnered to announce Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s feature directorial debut, Sharmaji Ki Beti, a warm and authentic look into the lives of metropolitan women with the surname Sharma. Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta, Saiyami Kher to star in this relatable, multi-generational ensemble comedy-drama portraying the current, middle-class female experience. While the film is set in India, it is also set to appeal to Gen Z, Millennials, and Boomers around the world, as represented by the different Sharmas in the film.
Sharmaji Ki Beti is a slice-of-life rollercoaster of aspirations, fantasies, families, inadequacies, coming of age, and heartbreak that will appeal to people from all walks of life, as it is a story about mothers, daughters, partners, friends, and ultimately, womanhood – the perfect antidote to popular cinema’s default male gaze.
Tahira’s feature debut is generating a lot of attention, both inside the industry and among audiences, after her immense success as a screenwriter and director of countless short films.
Tahira Kashyap Khurrana says, “Sharmaji Ki Beti is like an extension of my personality as it is inspired by a various incidents and characters I have met, experienced and observed in real life. It will always hold a very special place in my heart because it’s the first script I ever wrote. I am thrilled that it is coming to life as my directorial debut venture in the feature film space. It is an amalgamation of emotions striking the perfect balance, with a happy, relatable, emotional and inspiring narrative. A big shoutout to the formidable cast and crew we’ve put together for this exciting journey, and to Applause and Ellipsis for continuing to believe in brave set-ups and subjects and giving new talent an opportunity.”
Can’t believe it’s finally happening❤️ Gratitude to all those people who are bringing my dream, the story so close to my heart to life. It’s too good to be true but I guess ‘winter always turns to spring’. #sharmajikibeti #skb pic.twitter.com/oSYWVXOVjN
— Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahira_k) August 19, 2021
Sharmaji Ki Beti has commenced filming this month in Mumbai and Chandigarh.