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The Dhoom girl of Bollywood, Esha Deol who has been on a conscious break since after she got married, became mother to Bharat Takhtani’s daughter ‘Radhya’ last October will make her comeback in Hindi short feature film Cakewalk, to be directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee playing the role of a Chef, depicting the professional and personal journey of a woman in our society.The story and screenplay have been penned by Ram Kamal. The film will be co-directed by Abhra Chakraborty, who assisted National Award winning Bengali director Bappaditya Bandhopadhya in Elar Chaar Adhyay and the music has been composed by Shailendra Sayanti. “The idea of making a film came into Ram Kamal’s mind while he was interviewing me for his book on my mother,” said Esha. To which Ramal Kamal replied, “I always wanted to tell a story, it was just a matter of time and It was actually Esha who inspired me to direct the film.Speaking about his collaboration with Ram Kamal, co-director Abhra stated, “I have heard about dada (Ram Kamal) from Bappada. After Bappada’s sudden demise when I suddenly got a call from him to collaborate on a Hindi film, I immediately agreed.”“He feels that it Esha will be seen in a completely new avatar, and that would be refreshing, “ he added.“I think the idea came to Ram Kamal’s mind after he interacted with a couple of working women from various walks of life. He has beautifully woven those incidents in his narrative,” says Esha.On being asked about why is the actor working for a short film, Esha told, “I think this is the right time to make short films. And honestly, my priority is my daughter Radhya now. I have requested my husband to take a break for few days and just be with Radhya while I wrap up the shoot in one schedule. And I am lucky to have someone like Bharat,”Answering about his choice of making a short film, Ram Kamal responded that in today’s time making a short feature is a much wiser decision as we are a part of a digital revolution.Produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das, under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and S S One Entertainments, the film will also introduce model turned television actor Tarun Malhotra as the male lead and on being questioned about why he chose him as the lead, he said, “I met Tarun during my Stardust days, and since then I have seen his growth as a talent. He has worked with filmmakers like Pradeep Sarkar and Gaurie Shinde in commercials and played the antagonist in Jaanbaz Sindabad in Zee TV. I wanted someone who can look young and matured at the same time.”The film will be shot extensively in Kolkata by end of March.