Ex-Creative Head of Porus, Sudhir Achary turns director for short film based on ‘Nikah Halalah’
Laggi Tujhse Lagan, Madhubala, Rang Rasiya, Badtameez Dil, Tamana for Star Plus, Naamkaran, Diya Aur Baati Hum 2 and films such as Bhoot Uncle among a host of other works, Sudhir Achary has come a long way in his career.
Having contributed his last in Swastik Productions Porus as the Creative Head, Sudhir will now independently write and direct short films. Currently, he has two short films in the making, The Convicted Father and another film based on the concept of Nikah Halala (a muslim practice where a couple which undergoes a divorce cannot remarry until and unless the women marries another man truly, consummate the marriage and divorces her).
Talking about his films, Sudhir elaborated, “The Convicted Father is drawn from my personal experience. The film talks about the cases which some wives put on husbands to harass and seek divorce and how, there are some men who can kept away from meeting or staying in touch with their own children. The practice of Nikah Halala is also much spoken about. This film will be launched on Hamaramovies.com.”
When quizzed about how will he go about the casting of the two films, the man added, “It was a little difficult to find the lead face of the two movies but while working on Porus, I met the voice over artist there, Manisha Arora who was a theatre artist too and I loved the way she could relate to the subject of Halala. On the other hand, The Convicted Father will have Jigar Mehta as playing the father. Jigar has acted in quite some ad commercials. “
Tellychakkar.com also went on to ask him about Sudhir’s sudden interest in film making. He averred, “Well, my father worked at the NFBC and I was a little inquisitive kid who was always keen to know what the reel was and how did everything function. I later took up marketing and there I met Shirish Kunder. After spending a few months we planned to start our own business but we failed and soon, he joined Subhash Ghai as a Studio Attendee. I joined thereafter and my big show was Josh Aktion Unlimited for Star Plus produced by Zeitgeist Motion Pictures. I then got into editing and I am now exploring the best of me.”
Way to go Sudhir!