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India Gives Me Her Stories And Canada Gives Me The Freedom To Express Them Says Filmmaker Deepa Mehta
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India Gives Me Her Stories And Canada Gives Me The Freedom To Express Them Says Filmmaker Deepa Mehta

9th February 2021, Kolkata: Addressing a virtual session of Ek Mulakat Visesh filmmaker Deepa Mehta said, “Lot of my love for Indian cinema came before I became an NRI and I was very grounded in Indian cinema. I was a reluctant Canadian and for a long time I missed India. But home is actually defined by safety and if I don’t feel safe in India it is not home. I feel if India gives me her stories, Canada gives me the freedom to express them. I am a strange kind of NRI.” Deepa Mehta, who had faced a lot of controversy and outrage for her films Fire and had to close down production of her film Water in India, was responding to a question by Archana Dalmia, member Ehsaas Woman of Delhi - How has being an NRI shaped your Indianness and how has that Indianness moulded your filmmaking? The ...