I’m a musician at heart: Kirti Kulhari on essaying the role of a singer in 'Shaadisthan'
Kirti Kulhari portrays the role of Sasha, the lead vocalist of a band who is unapologetic and lives life on her terms.
When four young and free-spirited musicians, a small-town couple, and their young daughter, end up on a 24-hour journey in one camper van, an eye-opening encounter ensues! Shaadisthan, Now Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP follows the story of an unforgettable journey from Mumbai to a small town in Rajasthan which brings to light how unconventionality doesn’t equate to being morally wrong. An eighteen-year-old Arshi finds herself caught between her parents' wishes while wanting to live life on her terms. Amidst the family chaos, Arshi and her parents Sanjay and Kamla Sharma take a road trip with four musicians - Freddie, Imaad, Sasha and Jigme and are exposed to a whole new way of living. When two generations with opposing beliefs come together - one representing freedom of choice and the other guarding the beauty of tradition – will this 24-hour drive turn into something unexpected?
Actor Kirti Kulhari portrays the role of Sasha, the lead vocalist of a band who is unapologetic and lives life on her terms. Speaking about her first experience of essaying the role of a musician, actor Kirti Kulhari said, “I am a musician at heart and also very fascinated by the world of music. So I was more than thrilled when I got the opportunity to portray Sasha, the lead vocalist of a rock band. I admire a lot of qualities about her, but essaying this role allowed me to bring everything I know about music to the table. Also, Sasha and I both have strong classical roots. I started learning Indian classical vocals during my childhood and still take singing lessons whenever I get a chance. Stepping into the shoes of a musician was an extremely enjoyable experience for me, and I also got to act with three real musicians which was very exciting. Once the shooting started, I got to spend time with Shenpenn, Apurv and Ajay as well as the movie’s music composers Sahil Bhatia and Nakul Sharma – an electronic-music duo. They all taught me a lot about various songs, genres, and bands, and we would often have jam sessions between scenes which were a lot of fun. Not only will this movie always hold a special place in my heart, but Shaadisthan has also motivated me to learn more about music!”
Featuring an ensemble cast of talented artists, the movie stars Kirti Kulhari, Medha Shankar, Nivedita Bhattacharya and more along with real-life musicians Shenpenn Khymsar, Apurv Dogra and Ajay Jayanthi. Versatile actor Kay Kay Menon also makes a special appearance. Directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary and co-produced by Famous Studios and Opticus INC, Shaadisthan will leave audiences thinking about their perceptions of traditions and the modern world.