What inspired you to write the story of a single mother?
Well, I wrote a screenplay on the journey of a single mother because in that narrative is the heartbeat of my own mother. I come from a home where my mother was the only emotional umbrella under which we found all the warmth and comforts and sustenance. My father would come and go and not as often as we’d want him to.
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It is going to be a movie called Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani. How is this film different from your previous projects?
Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani has the gender equality clamour that is going on. It deals with the question that if women want gender equality can women be in sexual servitude? Questions like who does her body belong to, does she have the right to make choices and what does she choose to be. These are narrated in a very Indian way. The film is not a cosmopolitan interpretation. It’s a mangalsutra adorning, sindoor sporting woman who has her husband’s name tattooed. She has gone through the traditional barricades and come to self-actualisation. It taps that strata of society for who my film Arth is probably a little too bold a narrative.