Vidya Balan to Make Her Short Film Debut with ‘Natkhat’

Mission Mangal star Vidya Balan is all set to star in her first short film called Natkhat. The versatile actor has joined hands with producer Ronnie Screwvala for a socially relevant short film.

Hoping to travel to international film festivals, Natkhat addresses several issues such as patriarchy, gender inequality, rape culture, domestic abuse and more. The film aims to cross barriers of age, gender, urban-rural divide and nationality.

This film marks multiple firsts for Vidya: her first short film as an actor and also her first outing as producer.

"“It’s the beautiful and powerful story that called out to me in a way that made me want to act in it and also turn producer. And who better than RSVP to do it with!”" - Vidya Balan

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Echoing Vidya’s sentiment, Ronnie Screwvala said, “When I first heard the script for Natkhat, I immediately knew this film had to be made. The film addresses so many issues and gives out a powerful message too. I am very happy to collaborate with Vidya on this film.”

Written by Annukampa Harsh & Shaan Vyas and developed with RSVP associate producer Sanaya Irani, Natkhat is directed by Shaan Vyas and produced by Ronnie Screwvala & Vidya Balan.

Vidya will next be seen on the big screen in Mission Mangal, which also stars Akshay Kumar. Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari. The film is set to release in theatres on 15 August.

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