Twinkle Khanna, who co-produced the-Akshay Kumar starrer Pad Man, is all set to back another film on menstruation hygiene, called First Period. The film has been directed by Mozez Singh, the director of the critically acclaimed film, Zubaan. Twinkle launched this short film today (as it’s World Menstrual Day) on all social media platforms. Have a look at her Tweet where she has shared the film:-
What would the world be like if men and boys had periods? Watch this film by @MozezSingh that highlights unequal power relations and challenges all norms. #NoMoreLimits @dasra
Watch the film: ‘First Period: An MHM Story’ https://t.co/kyNga0ZfnZ pic.twitter.com/DH9OIYAJrD
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 28, 2018
Mozez Singh shared some thoughts about how the film was green lit, “When I was approached by Dasra, the NGO behind the film alongside The Gates Foundation, their brief was they wanted men to be involved in the conversation about menstrual hygiene. So, we wrote a script where we showed everything from a man’s point of view and how in that world it’s all perfect and empowering. It raises the question why can’t this happen in a woman’s world and forces you to neutralise gender disparity. First Period is another voice in that conversation.”
When asked about Twinkle Khanna’s reaction and opinion on the film, Mozez said, “She felt the film made a solid and forceful point and she offered her support immediately. I remain indebted to her.” After the critical acclaim and commercial success of Pad Man, hopefully, First Period should also be able to garner an equally fantastic response from the audiences.
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