Need for more layered and complex women characters, says Tahira Kashyap Khurrana

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Mumbai, Oct 22 (PTI) Filmmaker-writer Tahira Kashyap Khurrana believes there is a need for more layered and complex characters to be written for women in cinema.

The 38-year-old writer-director, who is making her Bollywood directorial debut with “Sharmaji Ki Beti” starring Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta and Saiyami Kher, said there is a need for creating more well-rounded women characters.   "Woman is a stereotype of herself in varied movies, OTT perhaps is changing but at the same time, (in) films (it) is a major issue. I see men having complex characters but women are either white or black.  "We are interesting people and we have a lot of layers to us, we are complex species and we have too many stories and fun elements,” Kashyap Khurrana said.

She was speaking at the India Film Project 2021 during the session 'Women in focus: With more women producing films and TV shows than ever before, are we going to see a new wave of stories and representation of women on screen?'   For the filmmaker, cinema is all about breaking stereotypes and writing newer kinds of roles for women across all age groups.