Kirti Kulhari has launched her own production house called Kintsukuroi Films, whose first project will be a dark comedy thriller Nayeka that she will feature in.
Talking about this new venture, she says: “Starting a production house has been an organic thought that has stayed with me strongly for a couple of years. As an actor, the last three years have been very fruitful for me and has got me interested in widening my horizon and delving into other aspects of filmmaking. I now want to take a step further as I feel the urge to back great content and tell the world stories that are unique, rare and heartfelt. “
“The intention is also to create a more equal and collaborative atmosphere in the process of making a film. Unfortunately, a hierarchy does exist in the way things work and I would aim to bridge that gap, embrace and respect the talent brought to the table in all equality. The idea is also to create opportunities for the young talent.. be it writers, directors, actors, technicians,” she asserts.
Talking about the significance of the name of the Production house, Kirti states that ‘Kintsukuroi’ is a Japanese word that means the art of mending broken pottery with gold. The idea behind this thought is that when something is broken, one uses gold to mend it, making it even more beautiful than its initial broken state.
On starting her journey as a producer with feature film Nayeka, Kirti says: “When Vashisht (Producer) first brought the film to me last year, I was immediately on board as an actor and I can proudly say I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my journey as a producer as well. The kind of content I choose as an actor is pretty much the content I would want to make as a producer too. Nayeka is a fun space for me to explore something I’ve never done before. It’s a fast-paced dark comedy thriller and comprises very young, dynamic and talented people coming together. Director and writer Ajaykiran Nair has done a wonderful job. A unique script such as this makes for a perfect beginning to my journey as a producer.”
Nayeka is a story of a struggling actress who gets caught in a crime by mistake.. followed by a cat and mouse chase further leading into a series of crazy events, reveals Kirti who started shooting for the film on January 2.