Makers of ‘I am sorry’ short film which is based on sexual harassment hosted a special screening of their film on Wednesday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities Ritika Singh, Randeep Hooda, Govinda, Abhay Deol, Aftab Shivdasani, Soundarya Sharma, Vivek Dahiya, Sharad Kelkar, Anu & Shashi Ranjan, Darshan Kumar, Rakesh Bedi and Aarti Chhabria attended the special screening of the film.
Here’s what celebrities had to say about the film.
Randeep Hooda – Its very relevant film and I think as far as rape cases are concerned in our country, when family members will teach their children to respect the girls and women of their family and around them then, I think there will be change. I think central government and each state government should work towards this issue and they should form a separate helpline for redressal of sexual harassment which will work with the Police department. It’s a film which should be played in every theatre for constant reminder among people as women are not some objects to treat harshly.
Ritika Singh – I instantly said yes to this project because its different, sad and true story and today I am feeling very happy to receive a positive response from industry people at film’s screening. I think the main motive for making this film to make women aware of sexual harassment issue and I feel each woman should learn self-defense technique to help themselves in difficult situation, I am a martial artist but sometimes, I also feel scary when I heard about cases of sexual harassment in our society but I know I can handle the situation in better manner because of my training. I think we should make stringent to curb the mentality of people who do these kinds of unfortunate acts”
Abhay Deol – The film was a bit hard hitting for me. It was beautifully shot. I loved the poetry but it was very depressing because suicide amongst women as a result of harassment is tragic, sad and unneeded. At the end of the film, it shakes you up and there were many thoughts that went through my head.
Producer Sajid Qureshi – Today, when everyone is talking about women’s empowerment, this musical short film talks about the troubles, the difficulty, the dilemma that women face in their day-to-day lives. What is sad is that there is no government helpline number that prevents or helps women trying to take their lives. With this musical short film, I urge the government to take up women’s safety issue seriously and provide a suicide prevention service.
Saala Khadoos actress Ritika Singh features in a musical short film #Iamsorry which deals with the fears that women face on a day-to-day basis.
For International Women’s Day, which falls on Thursday, Inbox Pictures is bringing out the short film, helmed by National Award-winning director Ashwini Chaudhary.