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Writer's responsibility goes beyond gender: Kausar

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Munir, who has collaborated with filmmaker to write the story of docu-drama "Roar of the Lion", says she believes in projecting every character in the right manner responsibly, not just women.

Asked if she feels an extra sense of responsibility to present women in a progressive manner because she is a female herself, told IANS: "I think my responsibility as a goes beyond the gender that I represent.

"Whether I am a man or a woman, I suppose I try to present characters (in writing) in a progressive manner, in a just and fair manner. I do not think the gender of the comes there."

has earlier collaborated with for films like "Ek Tha Tiger", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Phantom".

Citing an example, she said: "When called me to be a part of the project for writing the story, he did not think about the fact that if I, being a woman, would be interested in cricket and if I watch it. It was more to do with whether as a writer, Gender does not come there.

"Having said that, yes, we are living in a patriarchal society and every human being has the responsibility that goes beyond gender, cast, race... where things and matters should be represented rightly, and certainly not in an offensive manner," she added.

To that, Kabir said: "I think it is not just the responsibility of women, but more so of men. As a man, one has to be gender sensitive, and when I am showing a female character in my film, my belief system will reflect on that character... I believe women are strong and I cannot show them in a derogatory manner.

"No, not from an activist's point of view to make a statement all the time, but it has to be humane. And that comes inherently from a sensitive mind. We have to be mindful on everything."

The story of "Roar of the Lion" revolves around the downfall of the cricket team Chennai Super Kings during the match-fixing allegation followed by their victorious comeback in 2018 (IPL).

It streams on OTT platform Hotstar.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 15:02 IST
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