Watch the teaser for Sandeep Singh’s directorial debut ‘Safed’ starring Abhay Verma and Meera Chopra

Safed, a 70 minutes film, also stars Barkha Bisht, Jameel Khan and Chhaya Kadam

Safed, starring Abhay Verma as Chaandi and Meera Chopra as Kaali, is Sandeep Singh’s next feature film directing debut. A transgender person and a widow fall in love. The film’s first look was introduced by music legend AR Rahman at Cannes 2022, and the producers have just released the teaser.

Additionally, Barkha Bisht, Jameel Khan, and Chhaya Kadam play significant roles in the 70-minute movie Safed. Seven beautiful and moving songs are included on the CD, performed by well-known artists including Sonu Nigam, Rekha Bhardwaj, Shilpa Rao, Shail Hada, Shashi Suman, Jazim Sharma, and Suvarna Tiwari.


Director Sandeep said, “My aim, through this film, is to give voice to the people who come from diverse background of society, struggling for space amongst the conformist audience. The society has always looked down upon them. But at the end of the day aren’t we all humans?   I hope to make significant impact on their rights to live a life just like you and me and also support their right to love. Love is the only universal emotion that makes you feel whole and not different and inadequate. Love overlooks all shortcomings making you feel complete. There’s nothing shameful as it makes us accept ourself and our world.”

Presenter Anand Pandit said, “It’s a matter of pride for me to present Safed as the subject of the film is totally off the beaten track. The way Sandeep Singh has captured the essence and purity of love amongst two absolutely contradictory genders, against the rustic background of Banaras, is interesting. The film moves you to the core.”

 Actor Abhay Verma said, “Keeping in mind the commercials and web series that I have done as a model and actor with a chocolate boy image, I was scared to do this role. Playing a transgender Chaandi in my very first film, I was hesitant. It was Sandeep sir’s confidence that enabled me to essay this character so convincingly. The passionate depth with which it  has been imagined and created, I experienced emotional upheavals. It took me months to get over my character even after the shooting was over.”

Actor Meera Chopra said, “When  I read the script given by Sandeep, I was overwhelmed.  But being Sandeep’s first film as a director, I was unsure only till we began shooting. After the first day of our shoot, I knew I was in safe hands. He brought out a widow’s plight successfully. I feel absolutely honoured being chosen for this role.”