Fight against gender violence continues

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A special screening of documentary film titled Gulabi Gang, directed by Nishtha Jain, was held on Thursday for many Bollywood biggies including Raj Kumar Hirani, Gauri Shinde, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Prasoon Joshi.

Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who is supporting the documentary, has invited these A-listers to view it.Last year, Kiran had turned presenter with the
critically acclaimed film Ship of Theseus.

For the documentary, Ship of Theseus actor Sohum Shah has turned presenter for it. The documentary is based on the women vigilante group leader Sampat Pal.

The fiery women of Gulabi Gang take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption in Bundelkhand region.

Kiran watched the film and felt that more and more people should see it and so she invited her friends from the industry for the screening.

“Gulabi Gang is not just a good film but a really important film. So I wanted to help
it gain some attention within the film industry and also in the public space. Hence I am having a screening for a few friends who I am hoping will be as moved as I was by it and will spread the word about it,” Kiran said.

Gulabi Gang is slated to release on February 21. Also, a feature film on the same vigilante brigade in UP titled Gulab Gang starringMadhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, is scheduled to hit screens on March 7 ahead of the International Women’s Day.

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