After Pink, set in urban India and discussing the tough life of working women, director Leela Yadav brings Parched, a tale set in rural Kutch.
"Once I got a call and they said they're doing this film in Bollywood and 'I want you to have a meeting with them. But would you be okay sleeping with that person?' And I laughed. I said you're so funny, you're very funny and I said no I'm not. Ask him to go to hell," said Radhika Apte
Actor Adil Hussain tweeted the news on Friday and also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Parched is less lyrical than other desert sagas in the past. More brutal. Yet beautiful. The women seem to take to the patriarchal clobbering with a great deal of reluctance and a whole lot of sisterly camaraderie
"Parched. A film about women, friendships and simply being brave enough to find a happier ending. Being happy could just b a guilt free choice," Kajol tweeted on Monday.
"This film isn't about women only, but also about the men, where both are victims. It is the societal pressure which forces men to do things apart from the mind-set," said Ajay
"People have a tendency to sensationalise things. I think it should be stopped now. By exaggerating it, we are giving much importance to these things," says director Leena Yadav
Produced by Ajay Devgn, Parched tracks the tale of struggle of Rani, Lajjo, Janki and Bijli played by Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika, Lehar Khan and Surveen Chawla respectively. The emotional tone of the trailer fluctuates between happiness, frustration and an urge to break free on the part of the protagonists
The film, directed by Leena Yadav, is set in the heart of the parched rural landscape of Gujarat and is the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women
"It's amazing how much enthusiasm Season 2 of 24 has generated. We wanted to do the second season only when all of us were sure we had the time and energy to do it uninterrupted," said Anil Kapoor
24 is an Indian adaptation of the popular American TV show 24 and will go on air on Saturday. It also features Surveen Chawla and Sakshi Tanwar
"I am looking forward to Fanney Khan. We launched it on Eid. It has a fantastic script. It's a musical. I am really thrilled to be a part of the film," said Anil Kapoor