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Director Saumitra Singh marks his directorial debut with the short film The Wallet that stars Naseeruddin Shah

Director Saumitra Singh marks his directorial debut with the short film The Wallet that stars Naseeruddin Shah and Navni Parihar in the pivotal roles. The
film narrates the heart touching and incomplete love story of an elderly
couple. The Wallet went on to garner much appreciation in the festival circuits
round the globe. Actor Naseeruddin Shah says, “Just as miniature is more difficult to make than
a large canvas, short stories are more difficult than to write a novel, I feel short
films are also difficult to make than feature films since they have to be brief.
Amongst all the short films I had done in past couple of years, I would
recommend The Wallet, written and directed by Saumitra Singh, which is a
very simple, sweet and moving story. I really enjoyed working on it even
though it is helmed by a first time director but he was very clear with what he
wanted.” Actress Navni Parihar shares, “It was a great experience working for this
beautiful short film The Wallet. It has a lovely and simple script, which is very
well executed by writer-director Saumitra Singh. And yes, working with my
favourite actor Mr. Naseeruddin Shah in it was the icing on the cake.” Writer-director Saumitra Singh says, “Every project, every journey is a learning
experience. Yes, it’s often a roller coaster ride, but that’s the fun of it. I feel
grateful to have worked with great icons of our film industry like Naseeruddin
Shah, Navni Parihar. My mother, Shipra Singh not just helped me to complete
the film financially but also emotionally so that I can stay grounded and not get
distracted. Another co-producer Garima Shukla and Shashwat Joshi helped the
project at a point where we felt it might just not be completed.” Co-producer Shashwat Joshi shares, “I knew Saumitra Singh from a long ago, I
was sure he was a creative person. When I came to know that Saumitra is
going to make a short film The Wallet with Naseeruddin Shah sir and Navni Parihar ma’am, then I went to meet him and found out that the story of the
film so touching. I immediately joined this film because I wanted to work with
Naseer sir, Navni ma’am and Saumitra. I will always be thankful to Saumitra for
giving me and my production company Jack N Jill Pictures, a chance to
associate with The Wallet.” The Wallet is produced by Shipra Singh and co-produced by Garima Shukla and
Shashwat Joshi. Hasan Khan is the Executive Producer (EP) on the film. The
Wallet has grabbed over 50 plus awards among the national and international
film festival circuits. Post ‘The Wallet’, director Saumitra Singh helmed Painful Pride, Darwaaza and
Kalabai From Byculla and will announce the release dates soon.

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