Monday, April 24, 2006
He committed his love to one woman. And fell in love with another.
Pritish Nandy Communications' first offering for the year is a romance unlike any other. Inspired by the events of his life, Vikram Bhatt puts to celluloid a film after his own heart, Ankahee.
The truth is that Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani) was a common man. Happily married to his wife Nandita (Ameesha Patel) of several years. The relationship was sealed as special by the coming of their child. They were a happy family. Till one day, the reigning Miss World and Bollywood's biggest star, Kavya Krishna (Esha Deol), walked into his hospital armed with a slit wrist and what Shekhar believed to be, true love.
Kavya was beautiful, stunning in fact. She was smart and alive and Shekhar, like the rest of the world, fell in love with her. Days hurried past as he cleared the rest of his life, his wife, his daughter, his friends, his work to make way for his love. Nothing was more important than Kavya and his need to be her constant.
Kavya Krishna. The reigning Miss World. The most beautiful woman in the world. Or maybe the most beautiful woman in a pageant of 60 girls. Bollywood's biggest upcoming star. Beautiful. Powerful. Successful. Alone. Lonely in a world where she was the most popular woman. For her Shekhar was the lifeline, she'd always sought. Her anchor. Her man. The only person in the world who could make her happy. And Kavya wanted, needed, struggled to be happy.
Nandita, of course, was the woman stuck in the middle. Shekhar was her husband. The only man she'd ever loved. And yet, he'd found it only too easy to walk away. From her. From their home. And from Sheena, their 6 year old daughter.
Ankahee is about the truths that were left unspoken between a man, his wife and his daughter. And the lies that need to be uncovered.
It is a film about brutal love, deception, betrayal and the desperate loneliness that accompanies all three.