Fatima Sana Shaikh makes directorial debut

By Bandook - September 2, 2020

Dangal and Thugs Of Hindostan actress Fatima Sana Shaikh’s “directorial debut” drops tomorrow. She is helming the video for filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s music video, Palkein Kholo.

Fatima Sana Shaikh makes directorial debut

It began with Vishal asking Fatima to star in the video for his upcoming single, a rendition of a poem by celebrated poet Bashir Badr.  Thrilled to be part of the video, Fatima didn’t just shoot but directed herself as well.

Of the single, she says, “The song is about appreciating people around us during these unprecedented times. I’ve been pestering Vishal sir to make a film with me and when he made me this offer, I jumped at it.”

She adds, “Vishal sir asked me for my inputs, then, gave me the freedom to shoot the music video the way I wanted.”

Wanting to impress him with her photography skills she got creative, shooting on the road and inside a house, with her brother as her one-man crew. The song also has her dog Bijli making a cameo in it.“Even Bijli makes an appearance in the song. She’s lucky to debut in a Vishal Bhardwaj music video. Even if she steals the limelight, I would be a proud mother.” Fatima adds.

Watch their conversation here:


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