ACTRESS Freida Pinto has said the controversial BBC film about the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi “needs to be shown”.
Courts in India have banned the BBC documentary, Storyville: India’s Daughters, from being aired in the country.
The Slumdog Millionaire actress who is the ambassador for the global children’s charity Plan International, told BBC Newsnight about the importance of the film in the debate about Indian women and their place in society.
“When I watched the film I was reminded of all those emotions that took place on December 20102. The most important things that came out of that experience was that solidarity and hope you felt when the youth protests that spread like wildfire in Bombay and Delhi as well as overseas. I think that message is very important and in my opinion the most prominent. This is why this films needs to be shown.
“Were talking about change mindsets and the only way we can change mindsets is to show people what you’re up against in the first place and that is what India’s Daughter so beautifully does. It’s a documentary film its not fabricated. These are facts, these are words which came out fo the lawyer’s mouth and the rapist’s mouth and we’re not making them up.”