#Metoo is a true story that happened to three of his friends says director Kiran Sashte. Back then he could not do anything when these incidents were narrated to him. But now he has medium in hand…
Kiran Sashte tells us more about his film…
What prompted you to make a film on women?
#MeToo is a true story. There are three characters in this film. All three characters are based on my friends. They had shared their stories with me back then. During those days I could just tell them not to keep quiet, but did nothing about it. I was helpless. They just kept quiet and did nothing about what happened to them. Today they are all settled in life. But somewhere I wanted to tell their story that is why I made this film.
What is women empowerment according to you?
The way we talk about women empowerment is so different. I do not make any distinction when it comes to working with women in my team. I never thought of empowerment at all. Women are so similar to men when it comes to capabilities. Women whom I deal with are in par with the men. Technically they have good knowledge when it comes making movies. So I barely see any difference between them and me.
In your life, could you relate to any instances where women were either celebrated or oppressed?
I know some women who went through oppression in life and they shared it with me. This film is purely based on those incidents. So many women are celebrated for their achievement.
Tell us about personal women icons who made a difference to the society or to you?
I have so many women icons whom I admire. It would be difficult to mention all. But it is late actress Smitha Patil, who has impressed me a lot for her grit and impeccable performance.
How should society go about enabling women to be empowered?
Society has a big share in empowering women. They have to spear head the change with the way they react to situations or incidents. For this their thinking process has to change. Only then will we see massive changes.