Vidya Balan’s short film Natkhat is one of the Indian movies that are in the race for Oscar 2021.
The film has been nominated for the category of the Best Short Film (Live Action).
Natkhat features Balan as a lead character. The bold actress has also made her debut as a producer in this film. Directed by Shaan Vyas, the movie was premiered at Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival. Natkhat features a mother who tries to teach her son about patriarchy and misogyny prevalent. She also teaches about gender equality when she sees that he has begun learning towards patriarchal norms like the other men in the family.
Makers of the movie are excited to see themselves in Oscar. RSVP movies tweeted, “We made #Natkhat “to reach every corner of the earth and tell the world that change begins at home.” Elated to be in the race for the Oscars 2021 short film category! (sic).”