By News Helpline, Mumbai
“Behenein” and “Santoshi Maa” fame, TV Actress Shiju Kataria is all set with her upcoming Gujarati film ‘Ani Maane’ in which she is playing lead role and also making her debut as a Producer. Teaser of the film has launched recently and in an exclusive interview, Shiju stated that Gujarati cinema has lot of scope to create your own place in the industry.
When asked her what prompted her to become Producer with Gujarati film, she said, “I decided to do Gujarati film because, earlier Gujarati movies weren’t doing well at the box-office, but for last 4-5 years, Gujarati cinema is growing really well. It’s an amazing time to work and produce a Gujarati film.
I feel, in Bollywood I would not have scope to produce a film because there is so much of competition. But here in Gujarati movies, it gives opportunity for a new producer like me to create his or her own space in the industry by creating some content driven films”.
Talking about the film, Shiju said, “It’s basically a Gujarati film but female lead of this film is Punjabi, so it’s a first time that, there will be combination of Hindi and Gujarati language in Gujarati movie. It’s a comedy film and I feel this film will bring revolution in the society.”
“Most of the times our films either targets youth or older generation but this film will depict differences between these two generation and it is relevant because its showing reality of today’s time”, Shiju added.
Talking about her other projects, she said, “I am doing a serial called ‘Santoshi Maa’ this time, apart from that I have many TV and web series offers. But I do not want to be involved in any other project because my film is coming. Film is a big medium, so I cannot put my attention anywhere else except my film.”
“Ani Maane” stars Shiju Kataria and Jay GB Patel in lead roles and film is Written and Directed by Jay GB Patel.