Having portrayed memorable roles in his prolific film career, veteran actor Milind Gunaji is set to surprise the audience and his fans once again with his next offering, Shatika – The Undraped, a short film directed by young debutante Sritama Dutta and cinematography by Ashwini Pakhrot.
Produced by Aditya Bhardwaj and Publicist turned Executive Producer Vedant Mishra, of Y-Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd, Shatika – The Undraped also features Susmita Mukherjee, Harry Josh and Swagata Naik.
A source says, “Director Sritama Dutta met Milind Gunaji on the sets of Kamasutra, where she was the Associate Director. In one of her conversations with Milind Gunaji, Sritama had mentioned about Shatika’s story and she wanting to direct a short with him. Milind, being amazed and impressed with Sritama’s skills and talent on the sets of Kamasutra 3D, assured her that he will be a part of her next independent project whenever it would commence. Years later when he was approached by Sritama, he immediately agreed to take up the project and kept his word not only for Sritama but even for Ashwini, the DOP of this short, who was also a part of Kamasutra 3D and had highly impressed Gunaji then.
Apart from the impressing skills of the two youngsters, Milind Gunaji whole heartedly supports women empowerment that made him approve of the script and he left no stone unturned to spread awareness for the same.
Praising Milind, Sritama Dutta says, “On the sets of Kamasutra 3D, when i mentioned about the subject of my short to Milind ji, he showed the enthusiasm and yearning to contribute to the society through any medium possible and this encouraged me to have him on board for my short. Milind ji is apt for the character he is playing in the film and we are pleased to have such a talented actor playing a pivotal role in Shatika.”
Milind says, “Shatika is an eye-opener for the society as it not just entertains but also helps spreading awareness regarding issues related to women empowerment and HIV. It was an absolute honour working with the talented Sritama Dutta and being a part of her project.”