Short Kut is a heart-warming, young slice-of-life comedy about the trials and tribulations of two con artists, a struggling director and actor and the zany situations they face in the pursuit of their tinsel-town dreams!. The film revolves around 2 principal characters Shekhar (Akshaye Khanna), a struggling assistant director/script-writer and Raju (Arshad Warsi), a struggling junior artist. As luck would have it, Raju manages to steal Shekhar's prized script and catapults to super stardom. Following this Shekhar plunges into a phase of self-pity owing to which his wife Mansi (Amrita Rao) also leaves him! Shattered, Shekhar is now looking for his one chance to get even with Raju.