I've Been Raised By Strong Women, Says Sujoy Ghosh

Ria Das
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Actress Vidya Balan and director Sujoy Ghosh are coming back with their second film with a strong female protagonist, 'Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh'. And, we are not at all worried for its future. As the trailer itself roped us in with its strong storyline, we cannot wait for this week to get over and run into theatres to watch another Vidya Balan thriller – another surprise package.


Recently, in an interview with TOI, Sujoy Ghosh opened up about his film, Vidya Balan and much more. When asked about the plot that has a woman as the protagonist and also if he can call himself a feminist, Ghosh said, “I don't know if I'm a feminist, but I've been raised by strong women who never got anything easy in life.”

He added, “They always fought their way and they made me who I am. My mothers have never been anything less than men. I've had two mothers — foster and biological. And fortunately, both of them were like an army on their own. So, for me, a woman can do everything that a man can.”

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On being asked about yet again casting Vidya in the second part, Ghosh replied, “Firstly, 'Kahaani' is known for Vidya, not me. Tomorrow, you can make 'Kahaani 3' starring her, without me helming it, because this is her film. Whatever success I got with the first film was thanks to her.”


Also Read: Why Vidya Balan is an icon for Indian women

'Kahaani 2' also stars Arjum Rampal and is all set to hit the theatres on December 2.

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