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Aparna Sen: I don’t like films with a message

The actress and film-maker Aparna Sen, who depicted a sensitive subject like the changing role of women in the Indian society, in her film Goynar Baksho; said she doesn’t make movies with a message as she does not like watching movies which have a message in them.

“There are messages (in my film), but they are not heavy handed. I wanted to make a film light. I don’t like films with a ‘message’,” Sen told IANS. She also added that she feels she is not someone significant enough to give a message.

The film-maker who is open about voicing her opinions on gender-issues, says “It is not because I am a woman. It is because it is part of the human issue. Goynar Baksho is my third film, which is very feminist,” she said, listing her 1984 film Paroma and 2000 film Paromitar Ek Din in the category too.

Goynar Baksho, which stars her daughter Konkona Sen Sharma and Moushumi Chatterjee, was screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival recently.

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