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Be The Change

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Soumya Kumar

Taking off from her thoughts on the success of the film, Queen, Madhu Jain discusses the merits of ‘fashioning a personality’ rather than going to the beauty parlour for a revolutionary make-over or aping the fashionistas
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Avantika Hari Agarwal, Film Director, National Award-winning Land Gold Women

Ladies of the Lens

Photographs by Ritam Banerjee.

One bagged the National Award for her very first film. The other managed one of the biggest coups in Bollywood by casting Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan together after almost two decades in her first bravura project. Together, they represent the growing breed of strong-headed women directors who are here to tell their tales, on their own terms. Avantika Hari Agarwal and Gauri Shinde talk to Verve about expectations, experiences and the heady magic of being able to spin a story....
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