STORY: Bollywood’s “dancing queen of 90’s” the very talented and graceful, Madhuri Dixit, has got a new rugged look to fit into her latest ‘avatar’ in her upcoming women-centric film, ‘Gulaab Gang’, talks on various social issues while promoting it in India’s showbiz capital, Mumbai on Tuesday (February 18).
Bollywood filmmaker Soumik Sen has drawn a sketch of lives of women in rural India whose rights are extensively suppressed in patriarchal societies, on the canvas through his film.
Meanwhile, the ‘dhak-dhak girl’ of the film industry during the news conference said that her film focuses on empowerment of women and how they can make their presence felt in the society.
“My film ‘Gulaab Gang’ talks about women empowerment. It is an empowerment in a lot of ways. First of all, education is very necessary for all women. You see in society a lot of times, the socio-economic background becomes a barrier to many girls and they cannot afford education and they prefer the boys to be educated. This film tries to say that the girls need to be educated because she needs to give the resource so that she can stand on her own feet, be independent and in that she respects her self to begin with and later the society respects her,” said Dixit on Tuesday (February 18).
Earlier on February 10, members of a women movement, ‘Gulabi Gang’ in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province were irked with the filmmakers of upcoming Bollywood film ‘Gulaab Gang’, featuring actors Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla.
Leader of the ‘Gulabi Gang’ Sampat Pal had said that the cast and crew of the movie never sought their permission to film their life. Meanwhile, a documentary filmmaker, Nishtha Jain, also said that the concept was taken from her documentary film on the gang members.
The documentary is based on the story of fiery women who take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
‘Gulaab Gang’, will see Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla working together for the first time and will hit screens across India on 7 March, a day prior to the International Women’s Day.