The film is based on former Miss India Pooja Chopra, who very emotionally narrated her life story, that she was an unwanted second girl child whose father wanted to get rid of her and it was her mother who left her husband and brought up both the girls on her own. “It is a heavily emotional moment for me.” she said,” It is my story and more than me it is my mom’s story. She struggled through tough times.
Among others who were present at the event were the Chak De India director Shimit Amin and former Miss India Pooja Chopra who also features in the film.
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Anurag Kashyap at the event spoke very passionately about why he is supporting the film, “When I saw the film and I saw so many girls training in Durga Vahini camps and Miss India Pageant i felt I know these girls. Growing up in a small town i have seen many such girls including my sister.” He added, ” The film stayed with me for such a long time. It changed a clot of things in me. I think this film turned me into an anti-feminist. In the sense the whole idea of gender fight is to empower you whereas men and women should just be.”
“After watching the documentary I was speechless and left thinking. It stayed with me for a long time. It changed a lot of things inside me,” said Kashyap.
“This is one film that should be seen. It does not give you any answers, what it does is it poses a lot of questions, it questions your actions, how you think, how you look at the world.”
The award winning film has been screened in more than one hundred and twenty five film festivals across the world and has won over 19 awards and distinctions including best documentary feature at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012, best Canadian Feature, 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival.
“There is so much the film, The World Before Her says and it is very important that it is seen across the country. I wish it is also dubbed in various languages and seen across the country,” Anurag Kashyap said here.
The film is slated for a May 2014 release.