Writer, and actor Keshavi Jaharia’s directorial debut Cybershot wins the ‘Best Artificial Intelligence Film’ Award at the prestigious Cannes World Film Festival after being selected out of thousands of entries.

Cybershot which Jaharia wrote, directed and starred in alongside Sharib Hashmi (The Family Man / Asur / Vikram Vedha) explores complex themes of identity, love, and artificial intelligence. The film has been widely praised for its poignant storytelling, beautiful cinematography, and powerful performances.

Sharib Hashmi said, “When Keshavi narrated the story to me, I agreed immediately. What attracted me towards the project was the unique story concept and the way the story was told. It was an engaging script and I liked the part I played along with our on-screen chemistry. It was something different and interesting.”

“I was overjoyed with emotion when I received confirmation that Cybershot had won the Best Artificial Intelligence Film award”, says Amsterdam based writer and actor, Keshavi Jaharia. “This has been quite encouraging for me, especially as a first-time female director as I had always dreamt about making films from an early age. Having admired Sharib Hashmi’s wide and varied roles he has played, I immediately knew that I wanted him to play the male protagonist in my short film”, she further added.

The award-winning film has cemented Keshavi’s position as a rising star in the film industry, and her talent as a director and actress has been widely acknowledged. Keshavi has proven herself to be a multi-faceted artist with a unique and compelling vision, and her work has been described as bold, fearless, and inspiring.

Who Is SHARIB HASHMI?

Sharib Hashmi is an actor, writer, producer and director. He is best known for portraying J.K. Talpade in the Amazon Prime Video series, The Family Man(2019 – 2021) and Lokar in the Voot Select blockbuster, AsurIn 2008, he appeared in Slumdog Millionaire, which became an Oscar-winning movie. He played a supporting role in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which starred Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

Later, he worked on films like Badmashiyaan(2015), Phullu Phullu(2017), Vodka Diaries(2018), Nakkash (2019), Udja Chaman(2019), Durban (2020) and Vikram Vedha(2022)

Who is KESHAVI JAHARIA?

Keshavi Jaharia is a writer, actor and director from the Netherlands. She was always keen in acting from a very young age where she would participate in school plays.

Sharib Hashmi

She recently starred with Vikram Kochhar in the short film Ehsaas (2021) which was an official selection at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2022.

Cybershot (2023) marks her directorial debut alongside actor Sharib Hashmi(The Family Man on Amazon Prime)

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