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‘Pink’ a social thriller: Big B

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his forthcoming film “Pink” is neither about women’s empowerment nor on rape but a social thriller and one that touches upon many aspects of what morals and society norms and practices women in India experience.

Talking about his interactions with the media regarding the film that features him in the role of a lawyer, he posted on his blog on Sunday: “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!”

“They are in defence or prosecution, and have the researched clearance not just from the CBFC, but also from the records of past real-life cases, from study of the legal procedures from different courts of law and through the discussions on court protocol with the legal luminaries of the country.”

He added that the film is not on women’s empowerment and “no, it is not on rape. It is a social thriller and one that touches upon many aspects of what morals and society norms and practices women in our city and in our country go through”.

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary, the thriller is set in Delhi. Co-produced by Shoojit Sircar, “Pink” will release on September 16.

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