Battling cancer while juggling family responsibilities and a sparkling career is only possible if you are Tahira Kashyap who announced her return to direction this Monday with Pinni, a short film starring Neena Gupta in the lead. A part of Guneet Monga’s anthology series, Zindagi inShort, Pinni takes the legacy of Tahira’s “obsession with food” forward.

Shot in Mumbai within three days, Tahira could not contain her excitement as she shared the poster of Pinni on her Instagram handle. She added in the caption, “My obsession with food continues! After #toffee comes #pinni along with some bitter, sweet calories. It’s been a 2 year gap between these two but I was busy saving my ass, and someone tells me that was a better proposition and I agree #pinni Featuring the powerhouse of talent @neena_gupta, @shishir52 and @srishti.shrivastava21! The trailer of #ZindagiInShort releases on Feb 12! Big Thank you to my team @neharthak @nehapartimatiyani @pronitapal @saadnawab @samskito #akshara for editing @tahseenanwari07 @mihika_munjal @third.eye.story @the.aj.world @swapnil_dhabhai @siddharth_potade @satish_y_a_d_a_v__ production dada’s esp Chetan , vfx team, post production team, sound, music, entire cast, entire sikhiya team, and each and every one who was even remotely associated with pinni , thank you for making it happen Streaming begins on Feb 19 exclusively on the Flipkart app! #SikhyaShorts | @guneetmonga | @flipkartvideo | @achinjain20 | @guneetdogra (sic).”

 
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My obsession with food continues! After #toffee comes #pinni along with some bitter, sweet calories. It’s been a 2 year gap between these two but I was busy saving my ass, and someone tells me that was a better proposition and I agree😉 #pinni Featuring the powerhouse of talent @neena_gupta, @shishir52 and @srishti.shrivastava21! The trailer of #ZindagiInShort releases on Feb 12! Big Thank you to my team @neharthak @nehapartimatiyani @pronitapal @saadnawab @samskito #akshara for editing @tahseenanwari07 @mihika_munjal @third.eye.story @the.aj.world @swapnil_dhabhai @siddharth_potade @satish_y_a_d_a_v__ production dada’s esp Chetan , vfx team, post production team, sound, music, entire cast, entire sikhiya team, and each and every one who was even remotely associated with pinni , thank you for making it happen❤️🙏 Streaming begins on Feb 19 exclusively on the Flipkart app! #SikhyaShorts | @guneetmonga | @flipkartvideo | @achinjain20 | @guneetdogra

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Talking to a leading news agency, Tahira gushed, “I am really excited to direct this film. Not only do we have a very talented crew, the story as well is very interesting. Neena ji is a prolific actor and directing her is going to be a joy. I didn’t realise it until someone pointed out that it’s mostly a woman crew.”

The anthology series will feature seven short films contributed by directors Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Punarvasu Naik, Vijayeta Kumar, Rakesh Sain, Gautam Govind Sharma, Smrutika Panigrahi and Vinay Chhawal. Gushing about her talented filmmakers, Guneet shared in an interview with PTI, “They are on the cusp of making a name for themselves and there cannot be a better opportunity for them than this (sic).”