Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, who is a writer and filmmaker says a feature film is on the cards, but she might not pitch it to her husband Ayushmann Khurrana for acting. She perceives that he is her ‘senior’ in the film industry and believes that she needs to attain a certain position where she deserves to direct him.
"I don’t know what the future holds but the dreams and aspirations are certainly there.”
In an interview with the Times of India, when asked about the feature film she went on to say that “I am taking baby steps. I am slowly and gradually moving towards that direction.” She further adds that “The intention is to make a feature film. Because of this lockdown, now there is a pause button on everybody’s lives. I don’t know what the future holds but the dreams and aspirations are certainly there.”
Ayushmann is a senior
Tahira wants to direct a full-fledged feature film and points out that although Ayushmann as an artist has grown tremendously and she would love to work with him but mentions that “At the same time he is a senior to me when it comes to working. So I need to earn myself a couple of films or a position where I deserve to direct him.”
“ At the same time, he is a senior to me when it comes to working. So I need to earn myself a couple of films or a position where I deserve to direct him.”
She also acknowledges that she is quite unsure about what their on-set dynamic will look like. “I am also fretting because I don’t know how it would be because we are husband and wife too. So I don’t know how the situation will be like - will there be fireworks on the set or we would be able to maintain the absolute director-actor decorum,” Tahira said.
'The Lockdown Tales'
Tahira is known for her short films Toffee and Pinni. She made her debut in 2018 with Toffee, which revolved around two girls who ignored their class differences and formed a close friendship. Another big step in her professional career was with Pinni which starred Neena Gupta. Currently in this lockdown, Tahira has unleashed her creative side and started a series called The Lockdown Tales, this is an initiative in which short stories are written and narrated by her. Every story highlights the emotions and moments of our everyday life depicting how the lockdown has affected people.
Tahira who has currently been isolating with Ayushmann and their kids says that the lockdown has given them time to spend together and that they are trying to make the most of it. “We play UNO together. We sit and talk about life in general. When we got into this robotic life, we missed these conversations. So it is lovely spending time with these two young adults at home,” says Tahira.
Picture Credit: Hindustan Times
Shreya is an intern with SheThePeople.TV