Deepa Sahi ready with her directorial debut ‘Tere Mere Phere’By IANS
Monday, January 10, 2011
NEW DELHI - Female directors are making waves in Bollywood and next to join the bandwagon is actress-turned-director Deepa Sahi. She has finished shooting her directorial debut “Tere Mere Phere” and says the film is a light hearted look at the intriguing phenomenon of marriage.
“Two things, according to me, make the world go round — love and greed. And both have fascinated me since I remember. This film is about love. Oh! I cud make 100 films on it — hope that doesn’t sound like a threat… I have just completed the first,” said the first-time director.
It is said that 80 billion dollars are annually spent on marriages, about 50 percent of the people in India are married and another 25 percent are in the marriageable age that makes three-fourths of India involved in this phenomenon. Only one-in-four people manage to marry the person they love.
“Tere Mere Phere” is a comic look at the complicated happening in the lives of men and women.
“Having grown up in a family with at least 35 women of different ages and their spouses, friends, sons, daughters, in-laws, I’ve been a keen observer of this most fascinating of all relationships… that between a man and a woman
“Marriage is something that legitimises this relationship between them. But having married, how legit are the workings between them? TMP is a light hearted look at this intriguing phenomenon,” Deepa said in a statement
“Tere Mere Phere” is co-produced by Deepa’s filmmaker husband Ketan Mehta and ghazal maestro Anup Jalota. The release date is not decided yet, but the comedy that stars Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Darshan Zariwala, and Sushmita Mukherjee, is expected to be out in February or March.
“I have shot the film in the exotic Himalayas, and for me those amazing mountains are as beautiful as love itself.. and very often their paths are as tortuous as the paths of a relationship! The film is made with some very talented actors that you know and some that you don’t as yet,” said Deepa who is introducing two new faces Jagrat Desai and Sasha Goradia through her first movie.
An alumnus of National School of Drama, Deepa ventured into films with noted filmmaker Govind Nihlani’s 1984 movie “Party” and the director repeated her in “Aghaat” and 1986’s highly acclaimed television film “Tamas”. She is also remembered for her role as Shah Rukh Khan’s older lover in “Maya Memsaab”.