Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a preview of the short film "Estimrariya", which means Continuity in Arabic, which pays homage to the heritage of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. nation, Sheikh Zayed Ben Soltane Al-Nahyan. Written and directed by Ullas R Koya, this short six-minute film features Dr. BR Shetty, a renowned Indian businessman and philanthropist
Dr. BR Shetty plays the role of an elderly Arab citizen who teaches his granddaughter, Gamila Yassin, the virtues inherited from the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Ben Soltane Al-Nahyan. Ullas R. Koya, writer and director of the film explains that "the purpose of this production is to inspire people to learn from the past and to apply the great teachings provided by Sheikh Zayed in their daily lives. His message of peace, tolerance and gift will always be relevant in our quest to create a better world. I am extremely grateful to Dr. B. R Shetty for participating in our initiative. "
This short film also saw the participation of a team of high-level professionals who played a key role in the technical realization of Estimrariya, including the famous director of photography, Franco Paroni and Indian filmmaker Arun Shekhar who contributed as a creative consultant. The grandfather's voice was given by star actor Mansoor Al Feeli of the United Arab Emirates, while the music is composed by Jakes Bejoy. Produced by Sandhya Shekhar and directed by Sarath Usha Sasidharan, the film also saw the participation of Ihsan Al Shalabi as chief stylist.
Present at the event, Dr. B. R Shetty, who is also president of NMC Healthcare and Finablr, explained that on the occasion of this "Year of Zayed", "this short film illustrates the best way to express all the gratitude towards the values brought by the late Sheikh Zayed (…) as a symbol of Tolerance and main builder of this great nation. "
Note that Dr. Shetty had already played the role of King Dharmaraja in the documentary" Saga of Benevolence "and is currently directing the production of the epic" Mahabharat ", the film most expensive Indian ever.