Ranvir Shorey says he almost lost out on being a part of Konkona Sensharma’s directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” as the former couple was facing some tough time in their relationship.Ranvir and Konkona separated in 2015 after five years of marriage, around the time when the actress wrote the story. “She had already thought of me for this part but unfortunately things weren’t going well between us at the personal level, so I didn’t want to be a part of it by the time it was ready to shoot,” Ranvir said. “But Konkona kept the pressure on me and eventually I also relented. How much can you refuse the mother of your child?”
Ranvir says he knew Konkona had a knack for direction.”I always told her that she should direct because she had an eye for it. But I think more than me, it was her mother’s saying which had an effect on her and she decided to give it a thought.”
Ranvir is part of an ensemble cast in the film which features late actor Om Puri, Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Tanuja and Gulshan Devaiah among others. The film’s world premiere was at Toronto International Film Festival post which it travelled to Busan International Film Festival and was the opening movie at MAMI last year.