Mukta Arts to produce film with WWI student actors & technicians

MUMBAI: Mukta Arts turns 31 on 24 October 2009 and to mark the occasion, a film titled Paschim Express will be going on floor on that day.

Mukta Arts chairman Subash Ghai said, "The film has engaged all the technicians for this musical from Whistling Woods International’s first batch of graduates, including the lead actors, director, cinematographer, editor, sound recordist, screenwriter and associate producer, who are very competent responsible actors and technicians."

The film is a story of two young couples with different ideologies of love today. They express the modern concept of relationship and bonding. The two lead couples are being played by Sahil Mehta with Neha Yadav and Vikas Katyal with Priyam Galav, the actors from Whistling Woods, have undergone two years of training under veteran Naseeruddin Shah.

"We plan to produce quite a few movies every year with the actors and technicians from Whistling Woods along with other films that are in the pipeline. We have a policy of casting artistes and technicians from WWI as per the demand of the script and the merits of graduates … so wait for our next announcements soon " said Mukta Arts Limited executive director Rahul Puri.

Paschim Express is being directed by Vishnu Shyam with cinematography by Jitan Singh and all other technicians for Whistling Woods and being Produced by Kajal Malhotra under Mukta Searchlight Films. Pritam will provide the music while other cast and credit are being finalized.

"We are glad that our students are doing a great job in the industry and I am thankful to Mukta Arts for their initiative and strategy to produce more movies with our graduates," – said Whistling Woods dean John Lee.