For all those who felt that Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is Shashank Khaitan‘s debut film, this news will be a bit of a shocker as his debut film was Sherwani Kahaan Hai, a film which never saw the light of the day.
When Bollywood Hungama spoke to this soft-spoken director, he was sweet enough to accept this. He said, “Yes, Sherwani Kahaan Hai was indeed my debut film, which I made it with a group of my friends from Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods. The film mostly starred newcomers like Pavail Gulati, Aahana Kumra (who are now acting in Big B‘s Yudh) and others. There were also cameos by Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. The film was made on a small budget. We tried our level best to release the film, but couldn’t manage to do so.”
When asked about a certain ‘Aki’ whose name was featured in the credits of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania as ‘In loving memory of my brother Aki’, Shashank said, “Aki aka Akshat Trivedi, was a very close friend of mine, who also featured in Sherwani Kahaan Hai. Sadly, he passed away few years back.”