“Badrinath Ki Dulhania” writer-director Shashank Khaitan, who’s foraying into the digital area with Netflix”s anthology “Ajeeb Daastaans”, says it was thrilling to write flawed characters, one thing that”s not at all times potential within the industrial cinema area. Produced by Karan Johar, the 4 shorts discover themes of jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity in trendy relationships.
In Khaitan’s quick movie, “Pataal Lok” star Jaideep Ahlawat and “Dangal” actor Fatima Sana Shaikh play husband and spouse with Armaan Ralhan enjoying the third wheel within the relationship.
“The exciting thing was I was writing characters that I don’t write in normal commercial film setup. Like in commercial films, we don’t want to write too many flawed characters, we want the characters to be straight forward,” Khaitan mentioned in the course of the digital trailer launch press convention of “Ajeeb Daastaans”.
“So for me it was exciting when I wrote these characters for the short film. They were multi-dimensional characters and we could have a lot of fun with them. The best part was they are all flawed characters… And that’s the beauty, that you chase imperfection rather than chasing perfection,” the 39-year-old director mentioned.
Ahlawat, who has been lauded for his components in “Pataal Lok”, “Raazi”, “Raees”, “Bard of Blood”, mentioned as an actor he enjoys enjoying roles that problem him.
“I have never played a character like this before. When Shashank narrated me the story, for a brief period, I thought I may not be able to do it. Then I thought it is a better opportunity to say such a big thing in a short film and even though it is going to be difficult for actors to portray that onscreen, I was up for the challenge,” Ahlawat mentioned.
His co-star, Shaikh, mentioned she was thrilled to be enjoying a posh and attention-grabbing character for the primary time.
“When a person is complex then they are endearing. My character is strong, but at the same time she is weak and vulnerable,” she mentioned.
Khaitan mentioned the medium of quick films was fairly attention-grabbing for him to discover and he thrived on the challenges it posed to him as a author.
“It is interesting because the writing style changes, you need to immediately think of scenes that are established in your characters, and give a sense of conflict. Basically, what you do in two hours, you have to do that in 30 minutes,” he added.
Besides Khaitan, the opposite three quick tales are directed by Raj Mehta of “Good Newwz” fame, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani.
The forged of the anthology consists of Nushrratt Bharuccha, Abhishek Banerjee, Konkona Sensharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul, Shefali Shah amongst others.
“Ajeeb Daastaanas” is ready to launch on April 16.