And with the famous Cannes Film Festival around the corner yet again, a host of Indian film-makers are headed there to show off their immense talent to the world. But few get selected to have their films included in the Cannes Library and among those lucky ones this time around is Varun Bajaj, whose film Bar Stools, has not only been chose for the library but is also listed on listed on Catalogue du Court, their official online portal.
The film stars theatre veterans Rajit Kapur, Anahita Uberoi and Aum Ahluwalia. Says director Varun Bajaj, “The story is all about two middle- aged loners who develop a blooming romance over five afternoons at a local watering hole. Interestingly, the bartender decides to play the cupid and get the love story rolling”.
Adds Bajaj, “The biggest challenge we faced was getting the actors on board. Luckily the minute Anahita Uberoi and Rajit Kapur heard the script, they agreed and we needed to juggle dates and squeeze two full days out of their busy schedule. Being actors coming from the world of theatre, we needed to be extremely precise, prompt and most importantly organised to get things done”.