CHANGING THE GAME
Elle India|April 2021
Filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana aims to bring light to people’s lives with her work, she opens up to Ainee Nizami Ahmedi

Storytelling is a space where writer-director Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, finds the means to express herself and talk about the larger things in life while keeping people engaged. “I approach storytelling in a fun way, but there’s always a deeper meaning in my work. I do not want to do anything frivolous without adding any value.” As the writer and director of Pinni, the first short film in a series titled Zindagi In Short, Tahira has collaborated with Guneet Monga (producer) and Neena Gupta (actor). Tahira has ensured that her slice-of-life narration connects with an audience of all ages. “The story is about a woman in her 50’s, and I know that people are usually not interested in these stories. But it was heartening to hear a lot of youngers tell me that after watching the film, they reached out to their mothers. The relatability factor was high, which is just the way I approach my stories,” she says.

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