The singing sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan is making her acting debut in Humaramovie’s next short, Playing Priya. Playing Priya, a fantasy thriller based in an urban landscape, will release on the digital platform soon.
The short is directed by Arif Ali, who made his directorial debut with the feature, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
How did the short happen? “Sunidhi has a thing for thrillers, dark films and twisted characters. So when I narrated this idea to her, she loved it and agreed to act in it” says Arif Ali.
Talking about Sunidhi’s acting skills, Arif says, “She was a complete natural. She has given 20 years to singing. If she concentrates a bit on acting too and gives it a few years, she can be a full fledged actor, she has a bright career as an actor.”
Sharing her excitement about the acting stint, Sunidhi says, “I always wanted to act but never thought that I would enjoy it so much. The whole experience was just Awesome!”
Preety Ali, one of the co-founders of Humaramovie, a cutting-edge digital content studio which has produced the short says they love discovering and launching new talents. “We loved the concept of Playing Priya and found the idea of Sunidhi acting for the first time quite exciting. Sunidhi has done a brilliant job in the shor. Her fans are going to see a glimpse of her acting skills and love her new avatar.
Synopsis of Playing Priya:
When her family is leaving town, a seemingly bored housewife gets down to her routine chores. But with the house all to herself, she begins amusing herself by having some ‘alone time’ fun, when suddenly there is a break in and she must do her best to protect herself.
Humaramovie is founded by Preety Ali, Pallavi Rohtagi, and Vinay Mishra. It is a studio-cum-incubator lab ready to back talent pool with every resource possible and ready to lead them towards the next step – becoming the new face of Indian cinema.
It has produced over 200 films and releases a film every week (typically Tuesdays). It is known for producing the award-winning feature film- The Greater Elephant and curating “Shuruaat Ka Interval”- a festival that gave theatrical debuts to 8 filmmakers through an anthology of short films.