Radhika Apte turns director with film on climate change – Beyond Bollywood


Co-produced by Abhishek Chaubey and Lalit Sharma, Sleepwalker has Gulshan Devaiah and Shahani Goswami playing the lead

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Acclaimed actress Radhika Apte has had her first experience as a director. The Andhadhun (2018) actress has helmed a 30 minute film called Sleepwalker. The film touches upon the issue of climate change. Co-produced by Abhishek Chaubey, Honey Trehan’s MacGuffin Pictures and Lalit Prem Sharma of Colosceum, Sleepwalker has Gulshan Devaiah and Shahana Goswami in the lead.  Apte recently wrapped up the shoot for Sleepwalker.  

“It all happened quick suddenly. I was trying to write a short and Lalit, Honey and Abhishek very kindly decided to produce it right away. I’m learning a lot in the process and open to the outcome,” Apte said in a statement.

Colosceum had earlier produced Neeraj Ghawan directed ‘Juice’ (2017) and ‘Kanu Behl’ directed Binnu Ka Sapna (201) while Macguffin had earlier produced actor, director Konkona Sen Sharma’s highly acclaimed A Death in the Gunj (2016).

 “As a content producer, it was a great subject for us to take it forward. Radhika has proven her talent time and again and we are extremely excited to support the uniqueness she has as a storyteller,” said Honey Trehan.

 ‘’In a woke society, we bear the responsibility to talk about issues which are troubling all of us at large. ‘Sleepwalkers’ questions the society as it is.” added Trehan.

Producer Lalit Prem Sharma had this to say, “Sleepwalkers, as the title goes, will set us up to reflect on our everyday actions and the expectations we have in our relationship with Mother Nature. That’s important to us in a film, it should not just entertain and tell a story but also leave you questioning and reflecting on your own action and deeds.”

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Co- producer Abhishek Chaubey says, “‘Sleepwalkers’ is a deeply felt and stirring debut by Radhika Apte about something that concerns us all. While we pay lip service to climate change, we seldom accept our own culpability in it. Lalit, Honey and I are extremely proud to be a part of this film by Radhika and quite eager to see the audiences experience Sleepwalker and the other films in our anthology ‘Lost and Found’ soon.”