Tisca Chopra of Taare Zameen Par fame has graduated from actress to producer in her short film Chutney.
Tisca Chopra of Taare Zameen Par fame has graduated from actress to producer in her short film Chutney. The 15-minute movie, which also stars Adil Hussain and Rasika Duggal, sees Tisca de-glammed as she plays the housewife Vanita. The plot focuses on how people who seem ordinary can be hiding some chilling secrets and without giving away any spoilers – the ending is a complete shocker. Talking about her washed-out avatar, the actress said, “For me, pretty is boring. I love losing myself in the character. There are many people around us who go unnoticed as there is nothing striking about them. I used to often wonder if some of them had exciting stories to share. Vanita is one such person. She is ugly, cannot speak well, and is married into a family that is higher in status than hers, but what is inside her is amazing. In a way, it’s like the revenge of the geeks.”
And what led to the movie’s unusual name? The Rahasya star explained, “Isn’t spice a necessary aspect of our lives? However, much like Vanita, ‘chutney’ often goes unnoticed. Despite all its spiciness, it is never the centre of attention or attraction in the Indian diet; it is never served alone.”
Chutney has been released under Tisca’s banner The Eastern Way, according to a report in Times Of India. So to speak, this film has been in the making for a long time. Tisca said, “Many years ago, I had performed it as a play and it stayed on in my mind. Recently, I met the director, Jyoti Kapur Das, and we started writing the script. The film has been shot with a feature-like quality.”