The debut venture of Barefoot Films Canada, BadaShayarChhotaAadmi, also the first Urdu telefilm venture in Toronto was launched over the weekend. Renowned Indian playwright and filmmaker, Mahesh Dattani inaugurated the Mahurat ceremony by “clapping” the first shot. The mahurat took place at Open Space studioin Mississauga.
Barefoot Films is the venture of Jawaid Danish, a leading theatre director and the main force behind Rangmanch Canada. Speaking about the film, he said it was a unique love triangle based on the lives of South Asians in Canada and how some of them misuse the system or their privileges.
Mahesh Dattani said he was thrilled to inaugurate the first Indian telefilm venture in Toronto and felt confident about the capabilities of South Asians in this country.
The film is expected to take eight weeks of shooting and is scheduled to release in the Fall of 2012.