Very few know that Ranbir Kapoor first worked on a short film titled Karma. The content of the film was hot topic then and holds relevance even today. It deals with the topic of capital punishment. The film’s crux lies in the prison’s jailer who is faced with the dilemma of having to execute his own son. The film is directed by Abhay Chopra, grandson of the legendary B.R. Chopra. The short film was screened at Bandra Film Festival's Youtube Channel on 5th of May 2021. The film was also nominated for the Students Oscars. The director reminisces his memories of the film saying, “The year I made this film, capital punishment was a part of every prime-time debate and churned out scores of opinion pieces and cover stories. India saw the hanging of Dhananjay Chatterjee for the rape and murder of Hetal Parekh which fuelled these debates. Karma is fiction but heavily inspired from reality. If you notice carefully, the debate on capital punishment did not get over with the Dhananjay case, every crime that gets National media’s attention almost always rakes up this topic. I have fond memories of directing Ranbir Kapoor, he had not even started his career back then, such an effortless actor. Acting really runs through his veins. Sharat Saxena has done a phenomenal job in the film and such powerful screen presence. I’m glad I could tell this story and that it is getting an extended viewership on Bandra Film Festival.”


The Bandra Film Festival (BFF) is a digital film festival presented by Filmkaravan in collaboration with YouTube. It will give filmmakers an opportunity to reach a larger number of audiences and also raise funds to support films and filmmakers of the viewers choice. 
Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, Karma also stars Sharat Saxena, Milind Joshi and Sushovan Banerjee.