On Thursday streaming giant Netflix announced a slate of 17 films and tv series that are all set for a digital release. One of the movies which are ditching the theatrical release is Bhumi Pednekar and Konkona Sen Sharma‘s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare.
As an artist, I only look to entertain audiences every time I come on screen and I’m ok with any platform becoming the vehicle of my creative expression. At this day and age, producers will do what is needed and we must all support each other’s decisions. We all need to run our own ego systems and I support the decision of my producers wholeheartedly. I feel our film will reach out to a much, much larger audience with this move.
Dolly Kitty is a very special film. Konkona, as we know, is a really, really phenomenal person and actor and Alankrita (Srivastava) is a very special director. Balaji as an institution has always supported content that has broken barriers. A very big reason why I am this fond of Ekta. There couldn’t have been a better collaborator for the film then Balaji. So, for me, being a part of this film was a super enriching experience as an actor.
I have adored Konkona’s work and it was simply mesmerising for me to see her perform. Our scenes together in the film are very exciting and memorable. Alankrita is a very powerful voice in cinema today, she is strong, witty and humane. I’m fortunate that I got the opportunity to creatively collaborate with her. I have learnt a lot from her.
The film received a number of accolades worldwide which included Bhumi being awarded with Best Actress award in Busan. Talking about her excitement towards the release of her film on Netflix she said—
Our film has been winning laurels at international film festivals. We’ve garnered such love and respect for it. I won awards at international platforms for Dolly Kitty and I’m sure it will be liked by audiences here as well. I’m looking forward to seeing how people react. It was refreshing to play a girl, fresh out of college, waiting to experience life. Our coming of age is done in a fun yet relatable manner. Kitty is naive, sweet, ambitious and a survivor. The film is full of quirk and a pool of emotions. It has a different narrative and is excited.