Starring Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai and Zayed Khan, the film is the directorial debut of Leena Yadav who has also written its story. The movie is made under the banner of Pritish Nandy Films.
Shabd tells the story of a writer who is coming to terms with the failure of his previous book.
Shaukat (Dutt) is facing a writer's block. He is desperately looking for an inspiring story for his next novel. His loyal wife Antara (Ash) firmly stands beside him as a companion in times of distress. She wants to help him any way she can.
Yash (Zayed) is a flamboyant professor of photography infatuated with Antara, but she rebuffs all his amorous advances.
Inspiration strikes Shaukat and he begins to incorporate the real characters (his wife and Yash) into the characters of his story. Then he asks his wife an unusual favor. He asks her to play the game of love with Yash to know the outcome of this story.
Hesitant at first, Antara agrees to what her husband wants. She begins to play the game of love with Yash. But, as the saying goes, if you play with fire, you will get burnt.
Antara, who was indifferent to Yash at first, now finds herself drawn towards him. As the relationship gets complex, the whole situation spins out of Shaukat's control.