Vogue India's #VogueEmpower initiative continues to turn out incredible short films.
In "My Choice," director Homi Adajania has teamed up with Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone in bringing a short piece of writing by Kersi Khambatta to life.
Describing why she chose to use 99 women instead of 100, Adaiania said, "I liked the idea of telling people I originally had 100 women planned but God said the last one was too busy right now,"
The result is a stirring film that is both provocative and inspiring.
Scroll down to watch. Transcript by The Express Tribune.
Let it be
To marry, or not to marry
To have sex before marriage, to have sex out of marriage, or to not have sex
To love temporarily, or to lust forever
To love a man, or a woman, or both
The bindi on my forehead, the ring on my finger, adding your surname to mine, they're all ornaments and can be replaced
My love for you cannot, so treasure that
My choice; to come home when I want
Don't be upset if I come home at 4am
Don't be fooled if I come home at 6pm,
My choice; to have your baby or not
To pick you from 7 billion choices or not
So don't get cocky.
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My pleasure might be your pain
My songs, your noise
My order, your anarchy
Your sins, my virtues
My choices are like my fingerprints
They make me unique
I am the tree of the forest
I am the snowflake not the snowfall
You are the snowflake
Get out of the shit storm
I choose to empathize
Or to be indifferent
I choose to be different
I am the universe
Infinite in every direction
This is my choice.
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