Guneet Monga of the Oscar-winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence fame is all set to work with actress Sanya Malhotra for her upcoming movie in Hindi. Sanya, the talented actress, proved her mettle in the industry by working in films like Dangal, Badhaai Ho, Photography, and Pataakha. Giving a few details about her Hindi project, Guneet said, “We are doing a Hindi film with Sanya Malhotra. It is a coming-of-age story of a young girl in a small town.” The common factor between the producer and the actress is that they both come from Delhi.
Guneet Monga, who also leads Sikhya Entertainment, had a childlike excitement while speaking about her latest project with actor Suriya in Tamil. She said, “It is incredible to work with Suriya, Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian, and Sudha. And it’s great that I am working with another woman director (after collaborating with Rayka Zehtabchi for Period…).”
“It is a different experience not only because I don’t understand the language, but also because everyone is really happy and respectful. I love going to the sets. We all speak in English, but I don’t understand the dialogues. But we all understand the language of cinema. We have shot for a week, and now, there is a schedule break and we will start again in a couple of weeks and then we go on three months of shoot. It is a vision we are putting out in the universe and saying ‘one at a time’,” she said.
The game changer for the producer was the fact that Period. End of Sentence released on Netflix. “Netflix is changing the world. With Period. End of Sentence, they really made us reach out to 190 countries. The conversation has become very large and it has empowered us in many ways. I used to be very anxious about distribution at Cannes, distribution elsewhere… We were way ahead of our time. Now is the time when one can get out there and make an independent film because there’s a Netflix. Masaan and Zubaan have all got rediscovered by the digital world,” concluded Monga. – IANS