Here’s how Shweta Rohira became Sunil Thadani’s ‘Parineeti’

Playground Digital Cinema has released its next offering Parineeti, a short film starring Shweta Rohira (ex-wife of Pulkit Samrat), Kanwaljit Singh and Kitu Gidwani, directed by Sunil Thadani.

Parineeti is a story which talks about love and relationship and a daughter who tries to re-unite her parents who had parted ways years back by making them realize their love for each other in her own sweet way.

Sunil Thadani, who has been in the industry since a long time now, started off as a line producer for many projects including Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Partner, Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya, Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Dabangg, Killer, etc. Having closely observed David Dhawan, he learnt from the filmmaker how to manage actors, communication with the team and make people comfortable on the set being a director. He always had an inclination towards direction and considered David as his mentor.

Sharing an interesting anecdote of finalising Shweta for the title role of his short film, Sunil says, “Parineeti is story that is very close to me. We had approached Pulkit Samrat for a film where I met Shweta. Whenever we came up with any inputs about the film, we would discuss it with Shweta, that’s how we shared a bond. Later even though Pulkit backed out from the project, Shweta and I continued to share the same bond.”

“After I met Shweta sometime later, she was completely transformed with a short hairdo and carrying a cute teenage look, that’s when I saw my character in Shweta. So I approached her to act in a film which was on my mind then, now Parineeti. And we decided to make our debuts together, Shweta as an actor and me as a director,” adds Sunil.

Shweta says, “I’m someone who believes in the institution of marriage. I believe in the sanctity and importance of relationships. When Sunil sir told me about this short film, I was fully convinced about the message he wanted to convey and hence I just went ahead and did it.”

Parineeti is Shweta Rohira’s debut on digital platform. The film is available on Playground Digital Cinema.