Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana's 'Indian Women Rising' selects Oscar contender 'Bittu' as its inaugural project


This Republic Day, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana's recently announced their endeavour- a cinema collective named 'Indian Women Rising' in an effort to promote and accentuate Indian female content creators across the globe.Indian Women Rising is proud to present a film made by an upcoming Indian filmmaker Karishma Dev Dube called Bittu- recipient of the prestigious 47th Student Academy Award!

Bittu has had a stellar festival run with 18+ festivals and multiple wins. Having screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Telluride, Palm Springs Shortfest, HollyShorts, Bittu also came to India with Dharamshala International Film Festival.

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Directed by Karishma Dev Dube, a past Dean’s fellow from NYU, the unreleased 'Bittu' has bagged the honour of the 47th 'Student Academy Award' and is now set to run the race for the Oscar for Short Film Category.

Backing the film as its first project under the initiative of 'Indian Women Rising', Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana have pledged to empower this story presented by a strong team of women comprising of Karishma Dev Dube as the director, Shreya Dev Dube as the cinematographer and Mary Evangelista as the producer.