India Today|December 30, 2019
Screenwriter Jyoti Kapoor feels for women struggling with pregnancy. In last year’s Badhaai Ho—for which she got a story credit—she delved into the stigma an unplanned pregnancy can invite on an older couple. In the upcoming Good Newwz (releasing on December 27), a “dramedy about love and acceptance”, Kapoor focuses on two pregnant women—Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kiara Advani—who rely on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to start families. Both films take a light-hearted approach to social commentary.
“Humour always helps when you are trying to tell a difficult story,” says Kapoor, a journalist-turned-screenwriter.
“The tragedy of my life was that while the women in my stories were getting pregnant one after another, I was struggling with it myself all this while.”
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December 30, 2019