Pink, touted as a feminist masterpiece, has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations Headquarters. Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share the news:
T 2453 – ‘PINK’ invited for a special screening of the film at UN Head Quarters, in New York .. by Assitant Secretary General .. honoured ! pic.twitter.com/aWHOYt1RIS
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 25, 2016
Pink, which released on the 16th of September, raises the issue of sexual harassment and difficulty in getting justice for the victims. It deals with young working women in Delhi who become victims of sexual harassment and are later embroiled in the legal system due to lack of awareness of their legal rights.
Pink has been one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year and also did good business in the box office. The film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Choudhary was also used to create awareness on the Zero FIR Law. “Senior officials from the central government told me that after the film is out of theatres, they will take it to schools and colleges to spread awareness. It is important for women to know that, according to the law, FIRs can be registered anywhere and the bail hearing for women and children can be held at the judge’s residence. We need to know the laws and sadly, not many are aware.” said Shoojit Sircar, the film’s producer.
Pink stars Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, and Angad Bedi.