There is a need to say stories from an intersectional point of view because we don’t live a singular identity: Neeraja Ghaywan & Aditi Rao Hydari

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Aditi Rao Hydari and director Neeraj Ghaywan discussed their short Geeli Pucchi from the Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans, highlighting lesbian relationship complexities, caste struggles & patriarchy and consciously not villainising any character. 

Talking about her role as a confused homosexual, Aditi said, "It was very fun to play a character like this and foremost because I have never played something like this. It was very new for me especially to do it in a short story format." 

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Neeraj Ghaywan’s short film Geeli Pucchi is based on the old tale of same-sex love. The film is about a Dalit factory worker Bharti Mondol (Konkona Sen) and a Brahman data accountant Priya Sharma (Aditi Rao Hydari). While both these women work in the same office, the difference in their treatment knows no limit because of their caste. However, to Priya all that matters is Bharti’s companionship and love but not at the cost of accepting her own truth. 

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