Actress Deepika Padukone and director Homi Adajania's short film on women empowerment is winning praise from all corners of Bollywood. The film, titled My Choice, is one in a series of the Vogue Empower campaign and features 99 women from different walks of life, one of who is Homi's Finding Fanny heroine Deepika.
Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar and others have hailed the film, describing it as "something people should start taking seriously." (Also Read: Deepika Bats for Women Empowerment in Short Film My Choice)
Amitabh Bachchan, who co-stars with Deepika in the upcomingPiku tweeted:
T 1815 - Homi Adajania makes a pertinent 2 min film 'My Choice' .. http://t.co/SUJowJG8Vw .. Women Empowerment .. !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 28, 2015
Columnist Twinkle Khanna, who has dedicated recent pieces to women's issues, tweeted:
Alia was also all praises for the short film:
Alia is herself the star of a previous Vogue Empower film titled Going Home, which was directed by Vikas Bahl and caught the attention of Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher.
Farhan Akhtar, whose sister and wife, filmmaker Zoya and hairstylist Adhuna, also feature in the video tweeted:
Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted:
Diana Penty, Deepika's co-star in the Homi Adajania-directed Cocktail, tweeted:
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari tweeted:
From actress Nimrat Kaur, who also features in the video:
Several other celebrities also spoke up:
In the video that lasts a little over two minutes, Deepika calls for a change in the "caged" mindset of men and asks them to stop judging women for what they wear, do and other life choices.