One Eye on the Future
India Today|November 02, 2020
One Eye on the Future
Shabana Azmi on her film Kaali Khuhi, empowering women to break stereotypes and foreseeing the streaming boom
Shabana Azmi

Q. Kaali Khuhi reflects on a social evil that still haunts India. Is that what drew you to it?

Yes. Female infanticide is an issue I feel very strongly about. I find it unacceptable that we are aware it exists and yet brush it off and not associate with it the kind of horror we do with murder. It all comes from the patriarchal mindset, where a woman is seen as not equal to men and only as somebody’s daughter, sister, mother, wife.


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November 02, 2020