Kolkata, Feb 17: Esha Deol Takhtani’s short Hindi feature film CAKEWALK, directed by journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee, received a standing ovation, among the select celebrity invitees, reviewers and close friends who attended the premiere at the INOX Insignia, at Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai.
The film is produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das. Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments the film also stars Tarun Malhotra and Anindita Bose.
"I am glad that I signed the film immediately after Radhya was born and now it's releasing when I am expecting my second baby," says Esha Deol Takhtani who walked in with her husband Bharat and Takhtani family on Saturday.
Dreamgirl Hema Malini was the cynosure of everyone eyes draped in a beautiful saree, as was Ahana Deol Vohra who came in along with her husband Vaibhav Vohra. The Takhtani’s too were present to support Esha, in her first foray into a new age digital medium.
The screening began with tributes paid to the brave martyrs of the Pulwama attack by cowards. The entire cast and crew observed a minute silence before the screening of the movie.
"It's a beautiful film, short and sweet. I have known Ram Kamal as a journalist, but all credit goes to my daughter Esha for introducing him to me as a filmmaker. I am very happy for Esha and Ram Kamal" said Hema Malini at the event.
Esha Deol, whilst speaking to the media, told the female journalist present on how the film will connect to them, especially, since it related to women empowerment and having an identity, besides being a housewife post marriage!
The celebrities who were present to support Esha & director Ram Kamal Mukherjee were Hema Malini, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Sanjay 'Dhoon' Gadhvi, Soham Shah, Raj Nayak, Nikhil Dwivedi, Bharat Takhtani, Ahana Vohra, Madhoo, Chef Cheenu and Sudhanshu Pandey.
Vidya Balan wished Ram Kamal Mukherjee on his directorial debut and wished him to become one of Bollywood premier directors in the future! Many senior journalists and editors graced the occasion in support of former journalist and award winning author.
Earlier, to go along with the thematic crux of the film, Hema Malini & Esha Deol cut a beautiful cake, among cheers from the song, ‘Life is not a Cakewalk’ a beautiful track composed by Shailendra Sayanti and rendered by Rupali Jagga. (UNI)