SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK: Esha Deol Takhtani is making her comeback with the short film Cakewalk directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. Mukherjee, who has been a journalist and author, is a debutant filmmaker.

Asked what made Esha work with a new director, the Dhoom actress told media, “Firstly, I knew him before because he is a journalist. When he narrated the story to me, though he wasn’t ready for film direction, I was impressed by his conviction towards the character that he had written.”

“I took a risk of entering the digital entertainment format so, I wanted someone who is equally interested to prove his best. I saw that drive in Ram. So, I thought it would be best to collaborate with him,” added the daughter of veteran actress Hema Malini.

The story of the film revolves around a Bengali woman, Shilpa, who is passionate about baking and confectionery. However, she goes through a tussle between domestic bliss and pursuing her passion. Esha will be seen playing a Bengali character for the first time.