Sudhir Mishra to direct Soha in short film

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra has signed Soha Ali Khan for his next film.

The venture is a 10 minute short film, and is a part of a series of 10 short films. It also features the ‘Tsunami’ boy from Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal.

Titled The Ball, the film will be shot on 2, 3 and 4 May 2007 in Mumbai. “The Ball is partly inspired by a real life story that took place in Mumbai during 1992-93. It is based on a road accident in which Soha’s character’s brother gets killed,” informs Mishra. The other nine films also reflect the city of Mumbai, he adds.  

“Some ideas are best compressed within 10 minutes, rather than three hours. The difference is that between a fable and a novel. Besides, I think the audience no longer wants to see the same thing again and again,” says Mishra.

The film is presented by Sahara Motion Pictures and produced by Whitecloud Pictures, which is headed by Samrat Sengupta and Niyati Shah Sengupta. All 10 films are likely to be ready by August 2007, and will do the festival rounds before a theatrical release.