Mumbai: Actor-couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s first project as producers, “Girls Will Be Girls”, has finished filming.
Debutante filmmaker Shuchi Talati is directing from her own script. Actor Kani Kusruti is essaying the lead role in the movie, which is described as a coming-of-age story.
The two actors, who are producing the project through their banner Pushing Buttons Studios, announced the wrap in a press note.
Chadha said the film has helped her evolve as an actor and a producer.
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“‘Girls Will be Girls’ is going to be a memorable film in my life because many firsts are attached to it. It is the first film from my production house and the first film after my wedding. This is the movie that helped me evolve as an actor as well as a producer. All the cast and crew were so used to working together that it felt more like a family and we are going to miss that,” she said in a statement.
The movie, shot in Uttarakhand over a 45-day schedule, is set in an elite boarding school in a small Himalayan hill town. The story follows 16-year-old Mira, whose rebellious coming-of-age is hijacked by her mother who never got to come of age.
Fazal thanked the entire cast and crew of “Girls Will Be Girls” for working endlessly to bring this idea to life.
“We are so happy to announce that our first film as producers has wrapped up. The feeling is an interesting mix of jitters and excitement .. excited only because to be able to be in a position where we get to prepare stories in collaboration with a bunch of very cool and very talented people indeed.
“I am so proud of our actors who have out done themselves. I am thankful to the entire team that worked endlessly to bring this idea to fruition . Now we gear up for phase two- which is post production. Cannot wait to share this with the world,” he said.
“Girls Will Be Girls” is an Indo-French co-production and is jointly produced by Pushing Buttons Studios, Crawling Angel Films and French banner Dolce Vita Films. The movie also features newcomers Preeti Panigrahi and Kesav Binoy Kiron.