Gajra Kottary, Television Writer of Balika Vadhu fame speaks at Elevate 2K18, Mumbai. She talked about how she and her team touched various issues in Balika Vadhu that were sensitive. One being menstruation, how women are still made to sleep on the floor and that it was received with mixed reactions. Gajra said storytelling needs to link to social issues organically. It was a very thorough discussion with brilliant and insightful thoughts.
Debroop Chakraborty from ACEE speaks at Elevate 2K18, Mumbai. He presented the short film, A Clean Game made by the kids he had mentored in Rajasthan. He shared his experience working with the kids while making the film and some interesting anecdotes from the field.
Denver Fernandes from ACEE speaks at Elevate 2K18. He presented the short film, Lokya made by the kids he had mentored in Rajasthan. He shared his experience while making the film with kids from Rajasthan, especially on a sensitive topic like menstruation. He said how the people in Rajasthan were very supportive and helped the team in identifying locations and shooting the film at various places.
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Gajra Kottary is an author and award winning scriptwriter. She has published two short story collections titled Fragile Victories and The Last laugh, and two novels - Broken Melodies in 2011 and Once Upon a Star in 2015 to critical acclaim.
Balika Vadhu - Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (English: Child Bride - Strong Relationships of Tender Age), commonly abbreviated as Balika Vadhu, is an Indian television drama series that premiered on 21 July 2008 on Colors TV.