Sayani's film 'Axone' on a festival spree
After garnering immense love for her breakthrough performance in recently released Zee5 film Posham Pa and Article 15 actor Sayani Gupta is all set for the World Premiere of her next film Axone at 63rd BFI London Film Festival 2019 which will be followed by the Asia Premiere at MAMI 2019.
Axone – a bittersweet comedy satire follows immigrants in Delhi who are attempting to organise a wedding party but soon find everything going wrong. Written and Directed by Nicholas Kharkongor, the film stars Sayani Gupta, Lin Laishram, Tenzin Dalha, Vinay Pathak, Dolly Ahluwalia, in lead roles.
Sources share, "This will be the first time that Sayani will be seen portraying the role of a Nepali girl in the film. One of the difficult things about this character was to adapt the Nepali accent and language and Sayani left no stones unturned to get it right."
Sharing her excitement Sayani Gupta said, "It is super exciting to have Axone premiering at two of BFI and Mami. I have a long association of premiers at both these prestigious film festivals and feels like Homecoming. Axone is a very special film and talks about inclusivity. It's about a group of Northerner kids in Delhi who are trying to cook a special dish with Axone for their friend's wedding and are faces with bizarre hilarious ironical situations over the course of one day. It was particularly wonderful to collaborate with such amazing actors and creative people from the North-East part of India and also discover the enormously varied delectable cuisine. Naga food has become my favourite! Playing a Nepali girl from Manipur was challenging because I had to get the accent, body language, tonality correctly. I knew people would be looking at me with extra care and I had to do justice to the authenticity of the part. I have very close friends who speak Nepali and I had to justice to them as well. I was super nervous but also worked extra hard to be as authentic tic as possible. Also, my friends Cephas and my hairdresser Marya were my Nepali coaches. It's a film that Nicholas made with a great deal of love and honesty and we hope it reaches put to everyone and people from the Northern part of our country who are never really represented in our popular medium and cinema, get to watch it!"
Axone will be showcased under the 'Laugh' strand of the BFI London Film festival and will be Indian Story section at MAMI 2019.