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Hardly any films that celebrate Female Bonding, says Filmmaker Aparna Sen

Filmmaker Aparna Sen's forthcoming directorial venture "Sonata" stars powerhouse performers Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey and celebrates female bonding

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Kolkata, March 19, 2017: Filmmaker Aparna Sen, whose forthcoming directorial venture “Sonata” starring powerhouse performers Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey celebrates female bonding, says there are hardly any films on the topic.

“Basically, it is about female bonding. We see many films on male bonding, but hardly on female bonding. It really is a celebration of friendship. She (Lillete) is totally laidback. Both are team persons. It becomes important,” Sen said at the trailer launch of the independent movie.

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“Sonata” is adapted from the eponymous play by playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar. The film is slated for a mid-April release.

“Sonata” is the psychological exploration of three unmarried women facing a mid-life crisis. Aparna also stars in the film.

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The 103-minute English drama revolves around three friends — Aruna Chaturvedi, a professor essayed by Aparna, Dolon Sen, a banker portrayed by Shabana, and Subhadra Parekh, a journalist played by Lillete.

Does it have any feminist elements?

“It’s very much there. It’s not underlined but it’s there… People have to know how to see it,” she said.

The “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer” maker revealed she had to coach Shabana (who plays a Bengali character) in pronouncing Bengali words.

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“I had to teach Shabana how to say Bangla words and Shabana had to brief me on how to say certain words,” Aparna added. (IANS)

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‘It is time to see the world through a Feminist Gaze’, says Shabana Azmi

Jio MAMI hosted a brunch to discuss and inspire women equality and quality films, which was graced by Manisha Koirala, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra, Sayani Gupta, Kriti Sanon, Neha Dhupia and many more

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Mumbai, October 17, 2017: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Monday said it is the time people started seeing the world through a “feminine gaze”.

The pro-equality actress was speaking at “#F for Freedom MAMI” segment of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.

“I am very delighted that MAMI this year is concentrating on making women’s work more visible. I think it is high time that we started to see the world through feminine gaze,” she said.

Jio MAMI hosted a brunch to discuss and inspire women equality and quality films, which was graced by Manisha Koirala, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra, Sayani Gupta, Kriti Sanon, Neha Dhupia and many more.

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Manisha Koirala, who has been vocal about gender equality, said she was happy that JIO MAMI is recognizing women’s contribution.

“Tumhari Sulu” actress Neha Dhupia said that things aren’t changing but with a little initiative, things will change in coming times. “Just because there is a women-centric film after 30-40 others release, everyone feels that things are changing but they are not changing just yet.”

Kiran Rao, the lady behind the initiative, expressed that main objective was to inspire women and get them in mainstream cinema, either in front or behind.

“The initiative was started two years ago, to inspire females to be part of the film industry, not just tell their stories. We want females to join film industry as writers, actors, technicians, creative arts and camera persons as this will improve the condition of women,” said Kiran.

Film critic Anupama Chopra said that the issue of equality in the film was not just limited to Bollywood, “it is rampant everywhere”. (IANS)

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