Leena Yadav, director of the recently released movie ‘Parched’ has alleged that she is receiving threats over the depiction of one of her movie character.
Parched Director Leena Yadav. Wolfe Video
Tannishtha Chatterjee (L) in movie Parched. Movie – Parched
According to Leena, the community is upset that the clothes that are worn by Tannishtha, are same as that of women in their community.
“They have been calling my husband, giving life threats to us. We have been getting obnoxious calls, non-stop saying ‘You don’t know what we can do to you’.”
A Scene from movie Parched. Movie Parched
She claims that even he is getting life threatening calls from the community.
“Considering the situation right now that we have around us, as a filmmaker I feel scared to even name a character in my film. It is really scary.”
“It is set in a fictitious village, there are two disclaimers in the movie, one in the beginning and one in the end saying the same. It has got nothing to do with religion, but is about the stories of women.”
“People all over the world said it is our film, they related to it, so it is sad that people here are saying it isn’t theirs. They are still stuck on clothes and do not want to look at the larger issue. We need to rise above all of this.”