I WANT TO DI­RECT A FEA­TURE FILM: KUSH SINHA

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - CITY - Pooja Sharma

For Kush Sinha — son of vet­eran ac­tor Sha­trughan Sinha and brother of ac­tor Son­akshi Sinha — en­ter­ing the film in­dus­try was a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion. He re­cently di­rected a short film on blood do­na­tion with ac­tors Apar­shakti Khu­rana and Ka­jal Aggarwal. “When I met Ka­jal and Apar­shakti, they didn’t ask any ques­tion about their roles. The mo­ment Ka­jal heard the story, she was game for it and Apar­shakti was happy to be a part of a good cause,” says the di­rec­tor.

The young di­rec­tor be­lieves in giv­ing a so­cial mes­sage through a film with­out com­pro­mis­ing on the en­ter­tain­ment quo­tient of it. He says, “There’s a thin line, and at times, it’s dif­fi­cult to get it right. In this film, we were for­tu­nate be­cause the script was in place. Also, the ac­tors played their role per­fectly, did jus­tice to the char­ac­ters, and thus we were able to de­liver the mes­sage.” How­ever, this is just the be­gin­ning. Kush in­tends to di­rect full-length fea­ture films in fu­ture. “My ul­ti­mate goal is to di­rect a film. I think in to­day’s en­vi­ron­ment, in the man­ner the in­dus­try is pro­gress­ing, there are a lot of chan­nels and on­line plat­forms that one can ex­plore. We’ve many av­enues, which is great for young di­rec­tors. It is a great time.” Ask him if re­ceives ad­vice from se­nior Sinha on film­mak­ing and about life in gen­eral, and Kush says, “He says what­ever you do, do it with hon­esty. When he came from Bi­har, he was a nor­mal per­son from a mid­dle class fam­ily and had no con­nec­tions in the in­dus­try. The rea­son he suc­ceeded is be­cause he gave his best and that’s what he tells me to do al­ways.”

Kush Sinha is son of ac­tor Sha­trughan Sinha

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