With the rise of female film makers making their mark in the Indian film industry, it seems they are all attempting to push more boundaries than ever before. And if the recent trailer release of the Akshay Kumar starred ‘Gold’ is anything to go by, director Reema Kagti is determined to prove females are as capable as making hard-hitting films, as good as their male counterparts.
‘Gold’ is based on the victorious gold medal India’s hockey team had won in 1948, during the summer Olympics in London. Being the first female to direct a film based on a sport, Kagti recently spoke to the media about the perception that women can’t be taken as seriously as men in this line of work. “I hope I can change that perception in India. There is nothing that can stop a woman from doing virtually anything she wants, including directing a sports film if she is convinced about it,” Times of India reported the film maker stating.
She went on to add, “As for a woman directing a sports film, let me tell you that even the sports coordinator who worked on my film was a woman.” So yeah, I hope I can ignite the change in perceptions in India.”
Also starring Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh and Vineet Kumar Singh, ‘Gold’ is set to release on 15th August.