Mona Khot, a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Black Swan Entertainment not only conceived Stree Shakti, but has tried hard to strike a balance between entreatment and reality.
However, it was not easy for her to get cases and was even more difficult to convince the women to come out in the open and speak about their lives, but Mona has actually managed the impossible.
From putting together the research material for the project to approaching journalists, from meeting the bureaucrats to putting the right team behind Stree Shakti, Mona managed it all.
According to her, Stree Shakti perfectly fit into the programming structure of Doordarshan National Channel.
“We wanted to air it on Doordarshan National Channel so that it reaches all the B and C towns. Crimes are rampant in these towns, and we needed a wider reach to create an impact about issues like conditions of widows, domestic abuse, old age, etc. We have grown up watching DD and all the new channels have emerged out of it.” states Mona with a lot of pride.
In off of this, she has even managed to rope in celebrity like Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla to endorse the show and has a long lost of guest like Leslie Lewis, Sushant Singh, Piyush Mishra, Manoj Muntashir, and many more coming as special guests on the show.
It’s only been a little more than a month that the show has gone on air and we are told that Mona and her team have been flooded with stories that are waiting to be told.
Starting today, February 22, 2015, a new chapter begins on Stree Shakti as Divya Dutta takes over as the host of the show.
Here’s wishing Mona and team Stree Shakti all the best!!
She is passionate, she believes in the cause and she is the one behind Stree Shakti; well we are talking about Mona Khot, how stands tall when it come...3.0