Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha celebrate 7 years of 'Masaan'
Actors Vicky Kaushal and Richa Chadha celebrated seven years of their acclaimed drama, Masaan on Sunday.
The maiden directorial of filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan had bagged several top honours at the festival circuits, including two awards at Cannes in 2015 — FIPRESCI award, presented by the International Federation of Film Critics, and the Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.
‘Masaan’, a colloquial word in Varanasi for cremation ground, followed the lives of its principal characters, played by Vicky, Richa, Shweta Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi.
The film opened in Indian cinema halls on July 24, 2015 to acclaim.
Richa, who starred in the film as Devi Pathak, took to Instagram and shared a reel, featuring behind the scenes footage. “Celebrating seven years of this beautiful film. So grateful to have worked with some of the best people I know,” the 36-year-old actor wrote.
Masaan marked Vicky's first leading role after cameo appearances in films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Bombay Velvet.
The actor, who was the breakout star of the film, played Deepak, a lower caste boy who falls in love with an upper caste girl (Tripathi Sharma). He shared stills from Masaan on his Instagram page. “It has been seven years! Thank you from my heart,” Kaushal, 34, posted.
Masaan was written by Varun Grover. It was an Indo-French co-production, backed by Drishyam Films, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathe Productions.
Though Neeraj hasn’t followed up Masaan with any feature film, the director has received praise for his work across formats — short film Juice, Netflix series Sacred Games and the anthology Ajeeb Daastaans, in which he helmed the segment Geeli Pucchi, featuring Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari.