It is always pleasant news when you get to hear of new independent projects rolling out of the Indian Film Industry, especially Bollywood. This morning, it was revealed that leading independent film producer Shailesh R. Singh has yet again joined hands with acclaimed film maker Hansal Mehta to produce a film titled ‘Garbage’, the shooting for which has begun in Goa. The film will apparently star newcomers and the rest of the star-cast has been kept under wraps by the makers.
These two indie filmmakers have joined hands on other projects in the past like Aligarh, with the latest being the Kangana Ranaut starrer Simran, that has also been directed by Hansal Mehta. Garbage is being directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee popularly known as Q (yes, that’s the name he goes by) who is based in Goa and Kolkata and is extremely passionate about making films that push the boundaries of what society calls morality. He heads a company called Oddjoint which makes films that nobody else would dare to produce. Q is known for his controversial films like Gandu, Ludo, Tasher Desh and Brahman Naman.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news about the film going on the floors in Goa.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 4, 2017
Shailesh R. Singh and Hansal Mehta, the producers also tweeted about this project.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 4, 2017
— Shailesh R Singh (@ShaileshRSingh) July 4, 2017
Shailesh R Singh has, for a long time now, extended his support (financial and otherwise) and worked with critically acclaimed film makers like Manish Jha, Bejoy Nambiar, Anurag Kashyap etc in their initial struggle period in getting their projects green lit. He is regarded as a staunch and reliable person in the Mumbai independent film circuit who is incredibly brave with his film choices. To his credit he has films like Tanu Weds Manu, Shahid, Aligarh, Issaq and Madaari to name a few.
Garbage will be presented under the banner of Karma Features in association with Oddjoint.