Pakhi Tyrewala's directorial debut short film 'Kajal' which has been talked about for its strong & hard hitting subject on the issues faced by women increasingly in our society, and for actress Salony Luthra's brilliant performance premiered worldwide at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017 today. Being one of the most prestigious international film festivals, 'Kajal' was sent as an entry in the short film category to the NYIFF.
Salony Luthra who has earned accolades & won a best actress award for her outstanding performance in Tamil film 'Sarabham' has established her foothold in the short film space with challenging roles by giving a top notch performance with every film that she does. Her previous work which included Tamil short film'Oliyum Oliyum', had her portray the role of a visually handicapped person who turns her disability into an asset. The film went on to be premiered & lauded at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival.
On asking director Pakhi Tyrewala about Salony's noteworthy performance in the film, she asserts, "Her strong acting credentials and versatility find its roots from theatre & from the fact that she's been devoted to her craft. She always believes in pushing herself with every character that she plays without looking at the end result of a film."
Kajal was premiered today at NYIFF 2017 as part of the Shorts D package entitled "Life, Death & Tragedies".
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