Mumbai: Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today premiered ‘Spotless’ – a short film that traces the struggles and indomitable spirit of an acid stack survivor. Featuring activist-turned-actor, Shweta Rohira and music sensation, Sonu Nigam in lead roles, the short film is written and directed by Saurabh M Pandey and produced by Naven Kumar Sharma. Spotless is available to stream on Hungama Play and partner networks starting today.
The story revolves around the emotional and psychological struggle of an acid attack survivor, Aditi (Shweta Rohira). While Aditi tries to let go of her past and face the reality of her life, her husband Varun (Sonu Nigam) tries to help her come to terms with the change in her appearance and hates to see her suffer. Varun, too, is filled with angst for the man who has turned their lives upside down. The story attempts to sensitise the audience about a horrific crime that, for a long time, went unchecked in the society.
In addition to its availability on Hungama Play, Spotless will also be available to stream through Hungama Play on Vodafone Play, Idea Movies&TV, Airtel Xstream App, Amazon Fire TVStick, Tata Sky Binge, SHAREit and Android TVs. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the short film via Hungama Play on Mi TV.
Speaking about the film, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media, “Spotless delivers a compelling message, making it extremely relevant for the world we live in. The film highlights a critical issue and makes the audience aware about the gravity of the situation. We have continually worked towards building a diverse library that includes a variety of stories, narratives, languages and genres, and are honoured to premiere a film on a subject as pressing as acid attacks. We are certain that Spotless will prove to be a thought-provoking experience for our viewers.”
Speaking about the film, Shweta Rohira said, “Violence against women has been increasing at an alarming rate in our society. As citizens of this country, it is our duty to be vocal about such issues and work together to arrive at solutions. Spotless was an extremely moving experience since the narrative is filled with elements of emotional stress, psychological hurdles and acceptance. It draws the audience’s attention towards a crime that has been happening all around us and makes them think of its devastating consequences.”
Speaking about his role in the film, Sonu Nigam said, “Spotless is close to my heart because of its message and the characters. Both, Aditi and Varun, are strong individuals trying to come to terms with the reality. Varun is an intense yet kind and caring individual who continues to support his wife through thick and thin. I am extremely proud of Spotless and look forward to seeing the audiences’ reaction to the short-film.”
Speaking about the film and his experience, Saurabh M Pandey said, “Spotless is an inspiring journey of a couple dealing with the aftermath of a tragic event in their lives. The short film aims to raise awareness on the trauma faced by acid attack survivors. The film features a social message and awe-inspiring performances and will surely win the hearts of the audience. While Sonu Nigam has delivered a spine-tingling performance bagging the Best Actor award, Shweta has also received admiration for her distinguished and outstanding portrayal of a survivor. We are glad to partner with Hungama Play and are certain that their extensive distribution strategy will help deliver the film to a wide audience.”