Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents Chintan Sarda’s Shunyata

Bangalore, 9th August 2017: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films releases their latest short film ‘Shunyata’, starring Bollywood’s spunky, spirited and versatile actor, Jackie Shroff and national award winning actor Machindra Gadkar. Directed by Chintan Sarda, who is known for his work as an Assistant Director in Don 2, The Shaukeens and Raaz: The Mystery Continues, the new short film is a story of a hitman, who leads a life full of regrets and an extremely bleak existence. However, life gives him a second chance through an unusual friendship with a street kid who has a makeshift tea stall.

Chintan’sfascination towards crime forms the central theme of this movie. The film’splot depicts the desperation of the deprived and ambitions of the disgruntledsections of the unjust society that makes gangsters out of ordinary people.With ‘Shunyata’, Chintan Sarda becomes part of Royal Stag Barrel Select LargeShort Films along with some of the credible names in Indian film industry likeImtiaz Ali, Sujoy Ghosh, Tisca Chopra,Anurag Khasyap, Manoj Bajpayee,Naseeruddin Shah, Neeraj Pandey and Konkona Sen Sharma. 

Over thelast three years, the platform has gained immense popularity and has become oneof the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India. It hasreleased some of the most prodigious and award winning short films which trulyreflect originality, imagination and perfection such as ‘Ahalya’, ‘InteriorCafé - Night’, ‘Ouch’, ‘Chutney’, ‘That Gusty Morning’, ‘Mumbai VaranasiExpress’, ‘Khool Aali Chithi’ and ‘The School Bag.’

 Commentingon the release, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing,Pernod Ricard India, said “Royal Stag Barrel Select Large ShortFilms is delighted to associate with Jackie Shroff for this new short film.Every new film released under the Large Short Films banner enhances ourpresence in the short film industry in India and brings to limelight ourconsistent efforts towards driving the growth of the category as a whole. Inline with the brand’s objective of make it perfect, we have always believedwell-known Bollywood directors/actors with their exclusive work will motivateaspiring directors to create original content for the platform in the future.” 

Themed onthe philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large ShortFilms is aplatform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywooddirectors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche forthemselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to thestorytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to theirtarget audience through the digital world. 

Talkingabout the film, Jackie Shroff said, “It was an amazingexperience working with Chintan Sarda on this short film and I hope my fansappreciate my work. Through my character in Shunyata, we have tried to depictthe emotions of a gangster and what drives people to live outside the socalled laws of civilized society. I feel really proud to be associatedwith Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. It is certainly an incredibleplatform for aspiring filmmakers who want to explore their creative freedomthrough the new age media.” 

Expressinghis excitement on the release, the director, Chintan Sarda said,“Shunyata is based on crime, a theme I have always been fascinatedwith. Real life gangsters make a fantastic character study, who are almostalways on the path of self-destruction. It was a great experience working withJackie Sir and I believe there could have been no one better to play the leadin the film. His edgy street lingo, intensity and his powerful persona wereimportant for Madhur's character. I would really like to thank Royal StagBarrel Select Large Short Films for the incredible work that they are doing.This platform truly encourages and motivates filmmakers to exhibit their workperfectly.” 

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