Having started her career by making short films and short format content on YouTube, life is coming back full circle for Anushka Kaushik, as the versatile actress will soon be seen in a short film that she is currently shooting for. After giving impressive performances last year in projects like ‘Ghar Waapsi’ and ‘Crash Course’, Anushka enthralled the audience this year with some more amazing work, her latest release being Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Garmi’ that showcased the positive and negative side of collusion of student politics.
After receiving critical acclaim for her stupendous performance in ‘Garmi’, Anushka is quite excited to go back to her roots and work in a short film, untitled yet. She informs, “I started my career by making short films and that was the time when I was doing a lot of short format content on YouTube, but it was majorly rom-com. Then I started doing long formats on OTT platforms. From the last 2-3 years I had said no to a lot of projects as I didn’t find anything exciting in them. But this is the kind of script that I genuinely want to do.”
Shedding light on the short film, Anushka reveals, “It’s a friendship drama. After reading the script of the short film, I started crying since it’s full of life and the message that it gives is very refreshing and personal, which will also make you emotional. I enjoyed every bit of playing the character.”
Produced and directed by Dheeraj Jindal, the short film is written by Palak, the film also features Akashdeep Arora as Anushka’s co-star. “In this short film, we are playing friends and as actors both of us are on the journey to explore how relations between a boy and a girl can be. The short film has been shot in Jaipur and I have previously shot in Udaipur. I am in love with Rajasthan; its aesthetics and culture. When I entered the resort (where we were staying), they welcomed me by putting teeka on my forehead and garland and gave me their traditional pagdi. This time, we shot at Pink city, and it was a beautiful experience to shoot during nights,” she concludes.
Apart from Arbaaz Khan’s ‘Patna Shukla’ where she will be seen alongside seasoned actors like Raveena Tandon and the late Satish Kaushik, Anushka is also doing an anthology for Netflix, followed by a feature film for Maddock Films.