Shatrughan Sinha’s fimmaker-son is working on a series of films and eagerly waiting for the right script to collaborate with his actress-sister Sonakshi
Sanyukta Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 5, 2017)

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s son Kush is gearing up to make his directorial debut with a series of short films across genres, each with a social message. He promises that the first one isn’t grim and morbid like a public service announcement but has an appealing plot to drive home the point with humour and a unique narrative, like his favourite filmmaker Rajkumari Hirani did with Munna Bhai MBBS.

He’s already shot the film with Ayushmann Khurrana’s brother, Apaarshakti, and Special 26 girl Kajal Aggarwal. “It’s a Delhi boy-meets-Delhi girl story. The Mumbai audience will find the typical Delhi-ness of the characters amusing. I did,” Kush laughs, pointing out that the film’s title, Khoon Mein Hai, is as quirky as the film.

He points out that the actors got on board immediately and fed off each others’ energies during the shoot. “We filmed for 18 hours over a day-long shoot at a restaurant in Mumbai. The boy is a typical Dilli ka munda and the girl’s family asks her to meet him in an arranged marriage-turned-blind date set-up,” he reveals, adding that he has already locked the second. “We’re scaling up the next production and this one will be more serious.”

He’s also waiting for the perfect script to collaborate with actress-sister Sonakshi, whose dates he wants to win on merit and not by playing the family card. “Sonakshi’s a great actress. Even though I have a couple of scripts, there’s nothing for her here. Getting her onboard would be easy to make a film but the idea is to execute a great idea and get her to collaborate because she believes in it. I believe that actors give their best when they’re convinced about a role,” Kush signs off.