Varun Glover: Actors must be sensitive about gender-based violence on screen

Writer Varun Glover called on experts to monitor violent sequences in films, especially those featuring women. Grover, who is known for his Masaan, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, and his screenplay for his Netflix series Sacred Games, said the filmmakers and content creators of his are proactive in sensitizing actors about scenes involving violence against women. He said that action must be taken.

“Today we have intimacy coordinators who choreograph intimate scenes in movies and shows and tell actors what and how to do them. , we need professionals to choreograph and coordinate scenes involving violence and its effect on audiences,” Glover said here.

The 48-year-old scribe was speaking at a conversation session that was part of an event hosted by Fursat Mei Serious Baatein. DelhiBreakthrough, a women’s rights NGO based in

In a series of conversations hosted by Varun Grover, Fursat Mei Serious Baatein spoke with leading writers and filmmakers in the Hindi film industry to explore and debate the negative effects of normalizing violence on screen. start.

Guests on the series include renowned filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane, Sudip Sharma, Shonali Bose and Alan Kurita Shrivastava. Breakthrough’s head of media, Priyanka Kher, said the aim of the series was to get influencers and leading figures in Bollywood to start talking about the problematic nature of violence against women.

“Pop culture is a powerful influence. Sensing actors to violence in cinema, especially violence against women, can go a long way toward changing ideas and norms around stereotypical depictions of women. The chat series is an attempt to spark a conversation about the importance of creating gender progressive content for our audience,” added Kher.

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