He made a violent kick-start to his film career with 'Baabarr' (2009) three years ago.
Though the film couldn't do much commercially, he was noticed for his brooding act. Circa 2012 and two time actor Sohum Shah is finding good appreciation coming his way from the unlikeliest of quarter i.e. international film festivals.
With his performance in Anand Gandhi directed 'Ship of Theseus' being noticed by one and all, Sohum has been on cloud nine ever since none less than Deepa Mehta has acknowledged his act.
"This was in the Toronto Film Festival and Deepa Mehta really liked the film. In fact during the Q&A session she stood on stage and said that she hadn't seen an actor like him from India. This was a huge boost for Sohum. In fact she went on to say that he is a discovery no less and should be nurtured to the fullest", informs our well placed source.
The film, which is currently making the rounds of festival circuits, has managed to find Sohum some sudden visibility over the weeks gone by.
"It is indeed humbling and flattering when someone of the stature of Deepa stands for you", says Sohum, "Suddenly the strength of your film increases and you reach out to a larger audience.
In any case, cinema doesn't have boundaries and should be the kind that gets appreciated all over. You should not think that this is a film made for Delhi or Mumbai film. It should be far more spread out.
This is the reason why we are going to various film festivals in London, Tokyo, Brisbane etc. Once are through with that, we would have a commercial release for it."
Meanwhile Sohum is also working another film titled 'Tumbad'. A mystery drama with horror elements to it, the film is a period drama set in 1920s and has already been 75% shot.