The book is a first-of-its kind volume that focuses on the life-world and writing practices of women screenwriters in Bollywood, an industry that is traditionally dominated by men. through candid, insightful conversations, 14 women, who have penned everything : classic like UmraoJaan, and Rudaali: potboilers like Aina, Dil To Pagal Hai, spy thrillers like Raazi, and spanky comedies like Vicky Donor, give their take on female writers and their relationship with the commercial Bollywood framework, women and the collaborative process of filmmaking, how their own realities give rise to memorable stories, and the liberating experience of writing for digital platforms. Besides sharing their craft, the brilliant storytellers features in this collection let readers into their lives and inspirations-they are personal, powerful, real!
Anubha Yadav is a writer and filmmaker based in Delhi. Yadav has won the Dastaan Award (2014) and has been shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize (2013). She teaches broadcast studies at Delhi University.