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Ukrainian filmmaker Dar Gai to make Bollywood debut


Her last two directorial ventures “Teen Aur Aadha” and “Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence” became festival favourites and Ukranian filmmaker Dar Gai (Daria Gaikalova) is now ready to go the Bollywood way.

Dar, who first came to India on an invite to direct a play at Scindia School in Gwalior, hopes she will get a much better understanding of Indian cinema after she starts working on the film.


“I have currently five feature films in pipeline. One of them is a Bollywood film. It will be much more commercial than my previous films.

“It would be interesting for me to see how would I adapt to that style of filmmaking,” the director told PTI on the sidelines of the Dharamshala International Film Festival.

Her film “Namdev Bhau…” was the opening film at the festival and received thundering response from the audience.

The director reveals her Bollywood project, a light comedy, will be set in Uttar Pradesh.

“It is about the woman who is discovering new sides of hers and the way she is dealing with society,” she adds.

Dar also has one festival film in the making which focuses on women “who are just trapped in their household.”

Apart from this project, she is also working an India-Pakistan border story and few web series.