When Bollywood Eats For Two

India Today|December 30, 2019

When Bollywood Eats For Two
The Soon-To-Release Good Newwz Is One Of Many Hindi Films That Is Taking Pregnancy As Its Theme
Suhani Singh

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