Netflix India has dropped the first trailer of Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film 'Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai'. It is Anurag's fourth collaboration with the OTT platform and stars Saiyami Kher and Roshan Matthew in lead roles. Based on the backdrop of demonetization, the movie is slated to release on Netflix on June 5.
'Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai' is Anurag Kashyap's fourth Netflix project after 'Sacred Games', 'Lust Stories' and 'Ghost Stories'. It also features Amruta Subhash and Rajshri Deshpande.
"Choked is the story of a hapless bank cashier whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds a source of unlimited money in her own kitchen," reads the film's synopsis.
Check out the trailer here:
Actress Saiyami Kher made her debut Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, "Mirzya". The 2016 film, which also marked the debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan, failed to have a successful affair at the box office. Walking past the failure of her debut film "Mirzya" was not at all easy for Saiyami Kher, but she didn't lose belief in herself or her calibre. The actress says the testing time taught her to be patient and keep looking forward. After the failure, Saiyami followed her instinct.
"I was fortunate that right after 'Mirzya', Mani Ratnam signed me for a film. Unfortunately, it didn't take off because the male actor walked out. Then I got to do projects with Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Pandey," she said in an interview with IANS.
She has also joined the cast of the second season of "Breathe", which includes names like Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen. It will go live on Amazon Prime Video soon.
Saiyami is glad that digital platforms have opened many new avenues for actors.
"OTT is the future. Many big actors are coming onto it, big filmmakers are making projects for the platforms and they have really well written female characters. That doesn't happen in films where girls don't have a lot to do, but in OTT projects girls are driving them. It's an added advantage," she said.
"There's no box office pressure. The shelf life of female actors has increased thanks to OTT platforms," added the actress.