Zhanyl was born in Kyrgyzstan and studied in Moscow’s Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. The audience knows her from her part in ‘The Kitchen’ (‘Kukhnya’) TV series. However, we saw her potential as a serious drama actress and invited her to perform a small but important part in our film. On the last filming day Zhanyl treated the whole crew to home-made pilav – and that was a meal for 50 people! Her cooking skills may not have made it into the film, but all cinema lovers will definitely enjoy her acting talents.