There are many organisations and NGOs that are fighting the stigma around victims speaking up. Most women are not even aware of their rights, and protection that they are entitled to. As a society we rely too heavily on the legal route and not enough on changing regressive social norms that reinforce discrimination and violence against women. While it is essential that the services that respond to survivors of violence must be strengthened, we, as a society, must work harder to challenge inequality, and stop victim blaming. When we will listen, more and more women will speak up. Bringing domestic violence, so called ‘private matter’, into the public space is an important step in this direction. As women, we need to create a greater sense of sisterhood so that we can share our struggles and help each other. … [Read more...] about ‘Listen to Her’, a short film by Nandita Das, exhorts women to break the silence on domestic violence
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In an interview to Mid-Day, the actor said, “They did temperature checks, and ensured there was zero physical contact — we had to show our IDs and boarding passes through a glass shield; there were glass barriers at baggage counters too. They boarded and de-boarded us sequentially, two rows at a time. I avoided using the washrooms. I was cautious, but not scared.” … [Read more...] about Radhika Madan describes taking a flight during Covid-19 times: ‘It was like a scene out of an apocalyptic film’
Among Manmohan Desai's many blockbusters is the one that is most loved by audiences: Amar Akbar Anthony, the 1977 entertainer, where Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor played three long-lost brothers brought up as a Christian, a Hindu and a Muslim respectively. … [Read more...] about Guess which film Manmohan Desai hated?
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, he said, “My next is a superhero film with Katrina. Recently, I locked that script and it will go on the floors once the lockdown ends. I have completed the first draft of another film as well, and hopefully that script will be ready soon.” The filmmaker added, “There’s a lot of prep required because of the kind of action involved and I am in touch with an international team over video calls. I’m also doing script readings with my actors and chatting with the production designer. There’s a lot happening.” … [Read more...] about Step inside Ali Abbas Zafar’s dream Dehradun home, where he wrote superhero film for Katrina Kaif. See pics
The decision was taken following a representation made by the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and representatives from the Tamil television industry to the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Kadambur Raju, to relax the initial norms that allowed only 20 persons on set. … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu government now permits television industry to film with 60 members on set