Sayani Gupta who will be seen in the upcoming SRK starrer FAN stars in a short film called “ Call Waiting “ directed by Anubhuti Kashyap who is the sister of the famous director Anurag Kashyap.
The film is inspired by a 100 year old tale written by Dorothy Parker ‘ A Telephone Call ‘.
The film is a 3 and a half minute depicting an emotion every girl goes through during her 20s. The story is about this girl ( played by Sayani ) who is waiting for a call from her crush. It also in a way focuses on growing importance of telephone in ones life.
Another very interesting part to this film is that the cast and the crew working on this film is a women centric team. Produced by Guneet Monga , written by Swati Bhattacharya directed by Anubhuti and starring Sayani Gupta.
Shot over just one day, Sayani says “ It’s a sweet film of a girl who is experiencing that feeling which all of us have gone through at some stage in our life.. The plethora of thoughts that come to our mind while we are waiting for someone to reply or call.. That strange feeling of being unsure, impatient, excited sometime and restless..It’s a one woman piece, a single actor who is just expressing her current state of mind.
Guneet (Monga) asked me if I would be interested in doing a short film that was being directed by Anubhuti Kashyap and was written by Swati Bhattacharya, who recently became the first woman CCO of india in FCB Ulka. have been hearing a lot about both these women and had already worked with Guneet for another short called Bunny. So I jumped at the offer and was more than happy to collaborate. We were barely 5 people running to various locations in one day to shoot this.. We had no permission and it was completely shot guerrilla style.I like working in such a collaborative process as the work that comes out of such experiences is much more organic and fun. And film making is all about the little magic that is born from collaboration.”