MUMBAI: After the immense success of 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior', Kajol is all set to debut in a short film called 'Devi'. The first look is out and each of its female cast looks stunning showing the different moods of a woman at the same time.
In the picture released, we can see nine women together in a single frame. Kajol is seen sitting in the middle with a powerful look on her face. On her right side, Shruti Hassan is sitting in a tipsy mood whereas, on her left, Neena Kulkarni is sitting seemingly worried. Neha Dhupia stands confidently in a pantsuit at the extreme right of the picture alongside Shivani Raghuvansi in a lab coat. Actor Yashaswini Dayama is sitting on the floor with plaited hair. Sandhya Mhatre stands right behind Kajol alongside Rama Joshi. Lastly, Mukta Barve is seen leaning on the couch in a Burka.
The picture is a visual representation of the nine forms of Devi wanting to express the different sides of any woman. It surely leaves a lasting impression on our minds.
The short film is directed by Priyanka Banerjee and is produced under the banner of Electric Apples Entertainment. The release date is yet to be announced.
Talking about her debut short film, Kajol drew the similarities as well as the differences between herself and her character, Jyoti. She said, "I couldn’t have chosen a better subject for my first short film. My character, Jyoti, is vastly different from me, but uncannily, we share a lot of similarities. In today’s times when gender discrimination, abuse and violence is being spoken about vociferously, films like Devi are far more relevant."
Shruti also hinted towards the message that the film will be trying to give. She said, "We talk about sisterhood and how women need to stand with each other. Devi highlights that aspect with a powerful message."