Let's Talk: When a woman is doing well, men & women around her are going to say ‘she must be sleeping her way through’ - Kanika Dhillon


When Bollywood was busy lauding actors & fans were not ready to look beyond stars, there came a film writer who broke the rules for everyone. Kanika Dhillon, who started her journey as an AD on Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone’s Om Shanti Om, soon paved her way to the top as a screenwriter. With films like Ra.One, Manmarziyaan, Guilty, Haseen Dillruba & Rashmi Rocket in her kitty, the 39-year-old defined success & how.

In the finale episode of Let’s Talk Season 2 which is divided into two parts, Kanika goes all out as she explains what it is like to be a ‘female’ writer in a male-dominated industry, why character assassination is such a huge part of a successful career-oriented woman & how women are pulling down other women. The writer, who recently received top billing from Netflix for her film Haseen Dillruba, also discusses going through patriarchal questions for achieving something big on her own. Not only this, but she also gets candid about the media scrutiny & balancing her personal life with her career!

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