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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Nirbhaya Documentary India’s Daughter For Oscars

By on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Meryl Streep actress (Oscar winner)
 New York USA: Hollywood’s veteran star Meryl Streep has taken a step forward to try and get the banned documentary India’s Daughter into the Oscar race. The documentary that was banned in India by the government, created huge waves of applaud overseas and the same was premiered in USA by Streep and Frieda Pinto. The actress has now revealed that she is trying to get the documentary in the Oscar race, as she believes it deserves the highest honour of film industry that is the Academy Award.
Based on the life of Nirbhaya, an Indian girl who was raped and brutally assaulted by six men, India’s Daughter saw real life interviews with her mother and father, the lawyers involved in the case, as well as one of the accused criminal. What shocked everyone the most was this attacker’s lack of humanity, as he openly stated the victim’s death was her own fault. The documentary has been made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin.
While premiering the film in USA, Meryl Streep was moved beyond words and couldn’t speak for moments after the film ended. Oscar winner Meryl Streep talked to a large audience at the Baruch College of the City University of New York where the premiere was held. Paying her dues to India’s Daughter she had stated, “For weeks after her death, she was nameless, she was known as India’s daughter. Tonight, she is our daughter too.”

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