Shekhar Suman chooses a romantic medical thriller as his directorial debut

Shekhar Suman chooses a romantic medical thriller as his directorial debut

The multi-faceted Shekhar Suman has now added another feather to his already adorned hat. The actor is now all set to mark his directorial debut with upcoming film Heartless and unlike other directors, who often choose formula films to begin their careers; Shekhar has chosen an entirely new genre.

Heartless, which features Shekhar's son Adhyayan Suman as the protagonist, deals with a frightening medical phenomenon called anesthesia awareness. When asked to shed some light on the movie and the phenomenon around which the film revolves, he stated, "It's a hardcore romantic thriller with a medical background so. My film's plot revolves around a phenomenon called anesthesia awareness and not many people are aware of it."

"It's a very interesting but frightening phenomenon and one out of a 1000 or may be 10,000 patients experience it. When they are anaesthetized, because of the anesthesia effect they become unconscious from the outside, but remain conscious from within, which means you start hearing sounds in the operation theater and start experiencing the pain. You shout for help, but no one can hear you. A lot of people I have spoken with have admitted to the fact that at one time or the other, they have experienced it, and they only realized it was anesthesia awareness when I told them about it," he further added.

When quizzed why he picked up such a different topic for his directorial debut, the filmmaker said, "I chose this topic because I'm a doctor's son so; it was very natural for me to bring forth a topic which is related to the medical field. Also these days all the films are very similar to each other in terms of treatment, narration, the way the songs are shot and fight sequences. In such a situation, it becomes very important for a filmmaker, if he wants to create an identity for himself, to pick up such a topic which the audiences have never seen or experienced before and anesthesia awareness is a phenomenon not many people are aware of. It's a very horrifying situation to be in and I hope no one experiences it."

The movie will also star Shekhar, Om Puri, Deepti Naval and Madan Jain in pivotal roles and it will also mark the debut of Ariana Ayam. Hearless is all set to illumine the big screens on February 7, 2014.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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