Amitabh Bachchan’s courtroom drama Pink earned immense love and attention when it opened to theatres on September 16. On Friday, Big B shared that Pink has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink is a vivid documentation of the harassment faced by three working women placed in New Delhi. The women leads were played by Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Taring with Taapsee Pannu as the protagonist. Big B however, was the star of the film, who brought alive the character of Deepak Sehgal, a renowned advocate, who is retired owing to his mental disorder. Big B’s character comes to the girls’ defense, who were wrongfully accused of murder and physical assault.
Film has been hailed for highlighting the importance of consent and breaking stereotypes against women. The dialogue: “No means no. ‘No’ is not a word, it’s a sentence in itself,” was shared and reiterated on social media throughout the week of Pink’s release.
On his blog, Big B described Pink as a “social thriller:” “The question of the context and the premise of the film shall always be of prime interest, and many dwell their queries on that … much is not spelt out because of the nature of the story and, of course, the nature of its genre — a social thriller!” So why a social thriller? “Well, because the story is in the thriller genre and while we are busy narrating the story, there shall be occasion to swiftly brush past the issue of society and morals and conduct.”