Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh
's 14-minutes short thriller "Ahalya" has been getting rave reviews and appreciation from fans as well as the critics.
Ghosh's Kolkata-set, Bengali film has taken a page out of Hindu mythology, in which Ahalya, the wife of the sage Gautama Maharishi, was seduced by Indra and cursed by her husband for infidelity.
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For the beautiful and mysterious protagonist's role of Ahalya
, Ghosh wanted someone, who could look like a seductress without being too obvious about it and he found that in Radhika.
"I wanted someone who could play a woman men lust for. Radhika
has a magnetic quality about her. When I met her and spoke to her, I knew she was Ahalya, as she could completely transform herself into this desirable woman."
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Ghosh said making a short film is way too difficult than directing a full-length feature as it involves time constraints, but he enjoyed working on this new venture.
"Ahalya" is a venture of Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.