Vidya Balan was shooting for Shenani in the jungles of Balaghat ahead of the radar of cellular networks when she heard that her short film Natkhat had bagged the top honor in the third edition of Best India F India Short Film Festival (BISFF) 2020. He is eligible to receive a nomination at next year’s Academy Awards. The actor begins with his full-throated laugh, “I was just glotting when I was shortlisted, but the next thing I knew, we would win. I read the first film because Annukampa Harsh [writer] Is my junior at St. Xavier’s College. The story was so powerful that I had to meet the director [and co-writer] Shan diameter. “
The mother, who plays the role of a mother who inculcates the values of gender equality in her son from an early age, says the 33-minute film powerfully conveys the message of removing abuse from its roots. “People are joining this troubled mother who wants to teach her child by example. People should understand that we are children of the same God trapped in a society of class, religion and caste division. A film can only make people think. We can’t change them. Our idea was to convince everyone that we are all victims of patriarchy, including women. “
A stable of drama
Given how connected she is to the story, why didn’t she consider making a full-length feature film? “It was done on its own. I’m not sure people want to be upset for two hours. As an actor, I got very angry and distracted during the process. The dinner table scene was very hard for me. The bruises on my face. Was making me physically unwell.[Ladki ko] Get up ‘It was a horrible feeling that the culture of rape is so common. “
After the period: In the sc sc of 2019, the End Sen did not win, it was clear that a big victory has to be won in the authentic stories of different cultures. Ask her how they lobby, and she says, “I will know the details when I return to Mumbai.” [Screwvala, co-producer] There is a great team in place. I hope for the best. “
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