Nandita Das’s ‘Zwigato’ to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival
Mumbai: Nandita Das’s ‘Zwigato’ is all set for its world premiere at the 47th edition of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
The festival will be held from September 8 to September 18. The film will premiere in the ‘Contemporary World Cinema’ section at the festival.
Written and directed by Nandita Das, the film stars comedian Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami.
“Zwigato is finally ready. A story about new urban India that is not just about the gig economy, but also about everything that we normalise around us,” said Nandita.
In the film Kapil Sharma essays the role of a food delivery rider. The shooting of the film was done in Bhubaneswar in February this year. Shahana Goswani plays his wife, a homemaker, who to support his income, starts to work for the very first time.
The film has been jointly produced by Sameer Nair’s Applause Entertainment and Nandita Das Initiatives.
“I am thrilled that the Zwigato will premiere soon at the TIFF and this means a lot to me personally as I have debuted there both as an actor and director, with Fire and Firaaq, respectively,” Nandita, who has directed critically-acclaimed films such as “Firaaq” and “Manto”, said in a statement.