Ahmedabad held the premiere of ‘Fakt Mahilao Maate’ (just for women), Amitabh Bachchan’s debut Gujarati film in a cameo role.
Anand Pandit, the film’s producer ‘The whole narration done by Bachchan in Gujarati is one of the highlights of the film,’ remarked the producer. The story revolves around a 28-year-old man named Chintan Parikh (played by Gujarati actor Yash Soni) who is granted the ability to read the minds of the women around him.
‘We were looking for a dubbing artist for Bachchan… as he is not a native Gujarati speaker. But he surprised us by learning and grasping the nuances of the language in the limited time,’ said Pandit.
Asked about the absence of a woman screen writer in a film which is titled as being ‘for women’, writer and director Jay Bodas said, ‘I thought probably I should take a female writer on board. But then, it is not necessary, and I did my research to bring in the perspective of a woman, and actually have over 100 hours of recordings on how and what women think and act ’.
Before the premiere, the cast of the film, Yash Soni, Deeksha Joshi, Tarjanee Bhadla, and Kalpana Gagdekar, as well as producers Anand Pandit and Vaishal Shah, and director Jay Bodas, addressed the media. The film will be released in Gujarati theatres on Friday.