Tahira Kashyap has recently directed a short film and rumours suggest she is set to direct a Bollywood film
Kashyap is a woman of many talents. She is a lecturer and mass communication professor at a college in Mumbai and the author of books I Promise and Souled Out. She used to run her own public relations agency in Chandigarh, after which she joined a radio channel in Punjab as its programming head. She has also directed a short film and buzz is, she may be directing a Bollywood film next.
Says an insider, “Tahira has directed the short film Phatte Haal and those who have seen it have been impressed by her sensitivity. Ayushmann loved it and has been urging her to direct a Bollywood film. She’s giving the matter some thought as she’s currently very busy with their baby daughter, her work and her third book.”
Ayushmann’s spokesperson says, “Tahira has no plans at all to direct any Bollywood films. As of now, she only wants to concentrate on her writing. The short film is an amateur film made in conjunction with the members of the theater group that she mentors in Chandigarh and it’s still under production. Phatte Haal is the story of one of the most faithful and endearing pets – about a stray dog who had his proverbial day and the kid who got his candy, both living in the fringes of the society. Together they make a happy little world for themselves, and it doesn’t take much.”
The source adds, “She also wants amateurs to make short films under her production company, Honeybee Productions.”