Director Meghna Gulzar says her films are not always women-centric, but accepts that the female characters in her flicks are stronger than those in most movies.
At a time when surrogacy wasn’t a trend, Meghna brought together powerful women and actresses Sushmita Sen and Tabu to star in her 2002 film “Filhaal…” that dealt with the subject. Actress Alia Bhatt, who made her debut as a fashionista and the popular girl in her school in “Student of the Year”, is now set to stun many as a spy in Meghna’s upcoming directorial “Raazi”.
On making female-led movies, Meghna revealed a media source, ”I wouldn’t say female-centric or female-led films… but yes, the female characters in my films are stronger than in most films.”
“I think that also has to do with the kind of stories that I choose. I wouldn’t say the same for ‘Talvar’. It was around the murder of a 14-year-old girl but the central character of the film was the investigator. So, the choices (for characters) are not gender-based but on the basis of stories that I want to tell,” she further added.