After a successful stint on Jhalak, teen star Shantanu Maheshwari is back on screen again. He will be seen in a short film and in a completely new avatar. Being produced by Thought Process Films, the concept going to be showcased has never been explored before on an Indian short film platform. Speaking on the same Shantanu said, “The concept, which is about love in the future sounded very interesting to me, and something I definitely wanted to explore. Also, I have made a foray in the online space with this short film. This is a first for me. The genre is different, something that I have never done before. I am excited to know how people will react to me in this film. I took it up as a challenge.” (Also Read: Shantanu Maheshwari on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9: Earning respect is more important than winning the trophy)
Speaking about his shooting experience, he said,”The team was new, my co-star was new but we gelled quite well. Some of the scenes were quite challenging! I had to look at a lamp and had to imagine it as a girl whom I was romantically speaking too! So yes, you’ll will get to see a totally different side of me on a different platform as well.”
The director of this short film is Srimanta Sengupta. He is a former creative director of UTV, Endemol Shine India with 14 years of work experience. He has worked on shows like Emotional Atyachar, Channel V Heroes, Pyar Ka The End, MTV Love School and many other home grown concepts. Newbie Nadia Shaikh is Shantanu’s co-star in the film. “Yes, she is a nice girl and was open to learning new things. It was good to work with her in this project,” he states.
The name of the short film is ‘Something Like Love’. It is the story of Rishabh, a 20 year old average looking guy who has a huge crush on his neighbour, Sonia. He sees her every day in the elevator and tries to gather courage to talk to her, but his fear of rejection stops him.The future, though, has a unique twist in store for him. The short film explores the concept of technology and love. It raises the questions of two strangers being in love. ‘Are we moving towards a future in which technology actually connects people or is there a hidden motive behind all this?, is what the makers want to put across in an engaging way. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates….