The First Original Netflix Documentary, ‘Ladies First' is no ordinary story, is now out on Netflix that chronicles the life, the struggles, the journey of India's first female world champion archer Deepika Kumari, hailing from the village of Ratu, Jharkand who went on to become World No 1. Directed by debutant director, Uraaz Bahl and produced by Shaana Levy Bahl, Ladies First has bagged 16 international awards at festivals like Focus, Los Angeles Film Awards, London Film Awards, New York Film awards and more.
The stunning couple, Shaana and Uraaz Bahl played gracious hosts at the premiere of Ladies First at Inox Insignia, Atria Mall, Worli. From the corporate world to the film world to the who's who of fashion and society, the event had a smashing turnout. Pooja Shetty Deora, Adi Godrej, Sikander Kher, Naina Bachchan and Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Zayed Khan, Mozez Singh, Shibani Dandekar, Rohan Sippy were some of the many celeb guests who were overheard gushing about how fabulous the documentary is.
Speaking at the event, Producer, Shaana Levy Bahl stated that, "From age 5, I knew I wanted to perform and tell stories - I sculpted my internships and after school activities around making my dream a reality. I Went to Yale drama school, worked for Steve Tisch in LA (Forrest Gump Producer) and learnt so much from Mira Nair in NYC. Then I went to Columbia University for my undergraduate degree and when I came back to London I immersed myself into theatre before getting cast in NAMASTEY LONDON. I then started working more in Mumbai as well as starting a creative consulting firm for boutique luxury brands using my visual aesthetic and my parents business background to good use. I have always wanted to combine my love for film and business and that’s when I started producing. After executive producing, 'West is West,' my husband, Uraaz Bahl and I begun our first home grown production - Ladies First. Ladies First enabled me to combine my passion for women’s issues and film. I believe in the incredible tool of story telling to affect change and make a real difference. Any film has the power to empower, education and entertain. I thank you all and especially Deepika for being able to make it here today for this big day.”
During the launch of the series, eminent actors were present!
Sikandar Kher strike a pose!
Uraaz, Deepika, Shaana and Kunal show their swag!
Milind Deora's wife Pooja Shetty Deora all smiles!
Dino Morea, Rohan Sippy and Zayed Khan look dapper
Shernaaz Treasurewala and Deepika Kumari pose for with Shaana Levi Bahl
Anaita Shroff Adajania, Shaana Levy Bahl, Shibani Dandekar and Tara Sharma Saluja pose for shutterbugs.