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In Video: ZEE5 original film ‘Tarla’

ZEE5 has released the trailer of its latest original film ‘Tarla’. Starring Huma Qureshi in and as Tarla, the film also stars Sharib Hashmi in a pivotal role as Tarla’s husband and her support system.

Directed by Piyush Gupta, the direct-to-digital film is a biopic based on the life and career of the popular chef and cookbook author Tarla Dalal.

Huma Qureshi said: “Tarla is a moving and feel-good film with a dash of emotions, a sprinkle of inspiration and a garnish of flavourful entertainment. Tarla Dalal’s ambitious nature and her relentless pursuit of purpose will surely inspire the audience who want to do something remarkable and pathbreaking in life. I have grown up watching her cookery show with my mother and recreating many dishes from her cookbook, so it is an honour for me to bring her inspiring journey to life. I have tried to embody her enthusiasm and her spirit with utmost sincerity, and I hope that I have succeeded in recreating her magical onscreen persona in Tarla the film”.

Sharib Hashmi said: “Back in those days when the term entrepreneur wasn’t even in trend, Tarla Dalal broke many barriers and became a force to be reckoned with. While everyone knows her journey but not many people know the struggles, she went through to reach that mark. What people might also not know is that Tarla had a supportive husband who was the wind beneath her wings. He gave up on his dreams to help Tarla achieve hers. They both together made Tarla’s dreams come true. I hope that Tarla and Nalin’s story inspires every household who otherwise may still operate in a patriarchal manner”.

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Piyush Gupta said: “I feel privileged to direct a film which follows the journey of the most remarkable woman who went from being a homemaker to becoming the kitchen guide for almost every homemaker in India. Tarla Dalal was a pioneer in many ways – she was the first woman to have a cooking show, and a cookbook and is the only Indian to have won a Padma Shri for her contributions to the culinary arts. So, I feel honoured to helm a biopic based on her extraordinary life. I could not have asked for a better directorial debut, and I can’t wait for everyone to get inspired by her journey and to relive the glorious times of Tarla Dalal”.

‘Tarla’ is set to premiere on ZEE5 Global from 7th July 2023.

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