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Arsala/Sabrina: Let's stop portraying women as sati-savitris

April 9, 2009 3:03:08 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Arsala Qureishi and Sabrina Louis are all set to make a statement as they get ready with the release of their film THE UNFORGETTABLE. Defying rules and stereotypes, they have made their female protagonist as quite strong, someone who could go to the extent of being ruthless when it comes to meeting her own desires.

Both being first time directors, the ladies insist that THE UNFORGETTABLE (which stars Raji James and Sofia Hayat in lead roles) is an unusual love story.

''And that's because the film is about two extreme characters'', says Arsala, ''What further makes the story telling interesting is that we have not taken any sides. We haven't tried to tell what is right or wrong. We have just brought these two characters together, a man and a woman. While the man is writing a book and completely believes in control of all desires, the woman feels that one should just surrender to the desires if need arises. It is only after a desire has been fulfilled should one decide whether to succumb to it further or control it.''

Sabrina goes on to be even more vocal about her thoughts when it comes to stereotype image of females, especially in the world of cinema and television.

''I don't know why but majority of us film makers out there love to portray our women as all 'sati-savitri'. We never portray them as someone who could have her own desire. Sorry, but let's stop doing that. I am amazed when on Indian TV; we keep finding similar characters with similar outlook towards life. But are we talking about a real world here? Don't women give their own beliefs, desires and expectations? This is the subject that we have played around with in THE UNFORGETTABLE.''

Screened at The Berlin Film Festival last year, THE UNFORGETTABLE would be releasing on 8th May, 2009 by PVR in India.


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