‘Forbidden’: Film on honour killing shown at NY film fest

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New York, May 11 (IANS) Actor Salony Luthra’s “Forbidden”, based on a true life story of honour killing, premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) here.

The dramatic thriller is based on the story of a girl named Jasleen who was born and raised in New York. She was a doctor by profession who lost her life at the young age of 25.

Salony said in a statement: “‘Forbidden’ is a true life love story of a very courageous girl born and raised in New York City who paid the price of following her heart. The issue of honour killing is not just a third world problem as they call it, but it is present everywhere across borders, religions and sections of the society.

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“With this film, I only hope and pray that I have been able to do justice to this courageous girl’s life story and many other girls who have been victims of honour killing. The mission of this film is to end violence against women living outside of their native countries.

“In addition, it is to ignite a social change that will compel the legal system to take action against criminals who commit heinous crimes against women in the name of family honour.”

“Forbidden” is Salony’s second film to be screened at the NYIFF after “Kajal”. The film also features Gulshan Grover, Gopal Divan and Dhanish Karthik.

–IANS

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