Noted TV serials script writer turned turned producer and now also a Youtuber with her own channel, “Content Ka Keeda”, Shipra gets candid on her award winning short film.
During her recent interview, when asked about how is she feeling with this response to her short film, Shipra gets candid on her award winning short film.
After getting the international acclaims, applauds along with global recognition and fame in various short film award events where her short film also won awards, During one of her recent interviews, Shipra gets candid on her award winning short film.
She has added multiple feathers to her cap where she started off as a journalist then went on to become the associate creative for Balaji Telefilm’s Kasautii Zindagi Kay and then she got promoted as Creative head of many shows by Balaji very early career post which she has also worked successfully as a co writer for serials like Uttaran, Udaan, Daastan, Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Ghost, and as a solo writer on Naamkarann and Sanjivani 2.
Her LGBT themed short film titled “Love Knows No Gender”, has got as many as eight awards in the short films category at various film festivals including Honourable Mention at the LA Underground Film Forum 2020, the Official Selection at Lake View International Film Festival 2020, Semi-Finalist at the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020, Winner at AAB Film Fest 2020, to name a few.
Divulging some details on the film, which features Rini Das, Ankita Dubey, Prackriti Bhaargava, and Puru Chibber, she said, “In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court of India on September 6, 2018, decriminalised the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. But broadly, when talking about social acceptance and the rights and privileges the community has, I don’t see much of a change. It is still a taboo in society. People still find it difficult to come out in front of their families and friends”.
Explaining the concept of the short film, Shipra said, “Love Knows No Gender is a story about a girl who is struggling to come out, thinking her mom will never understand her. And I guess sometimes, we are so scared that we don’t share. It’s about time we talked about such issues openly, and I promise, this story will make anyone teary-eyed”.
Sharing her love for storytelling, Shipra said, “As a writer, I really enjoy writing short stories. They start and end within a few pages. And then onto the next one. It’s a lot of fun to live with different characters every day.”
Directed by Shivankar Arora, “Love Knows No Gender” will be going live on Shipra’s YouTube Channel Content Ka Keeda on Saturday, 5th December 2020.