ON THE EVE OF WOMAN’S DAY, MUSIC
DIRECTOR RAHUL B SETH IS ALL GUNG-HO ABOUT LAUNCHING HIS MUSIC VIDEO “MAIN HOON
NAARI SHAKTI” SUNG BY THE VERSATILE AND TALENTED SINGER VAISHALI SAMANT AND
FEATURING A HOST OF CELEBS TO THE COMMON WOMEN. SOHAM SIDDHARTH- EDITOR FILMS
& TV WORLD CAUGHT UP WITH RAHUL B SETH FOR A TETE-A-TETE.
ON THE EVE OF WOMAN’S DAY, MUSIC DIRECTOR RAHUL B SETH IS ALL GUNG-HO ABOUT LAUNCHING HIS MUSIC VIDEO “MAIN HOON NAARI SHAKTI” SUNG BY THE VERSATILE AND TALENTED SINGER VAISHALI SAMANT AND FEATURING A HOST OF CELEBS TO THE COMMON WOMEN. SOHAM SIDDHARTH- EDITOR FILMS & TV WORLD CAUGHT UP WITH RAHUL B SETH FOR A TETE-A-TETE.
Films & TV World: Naari Shakti on Womens Day! What was the thought behind this idea?
Rahul B Seth: Main Hoon Naari Shakti as the title suggests, is all about highlighting the inner strength of a Woman. I myself hail from a family of very strong and steely willed women Also, the theme for this year's International Woman's day, or rather - Woman's week is "Choose To Challenge" So I thought of depicting and showcasing women from various walks of life, representing myriad fields and vocations keeping in mind, the fact that they have all faced challenges in their journeys to reach where they are, thanks to the 'Naari Shakti' within, and now is the time for them to challenge the world around them, rising up against age-old stereotypes and gender bias.
FTV: From a Celeb, a Mayor to
a common person, how did you bring everyone together?
Rahul: First of all, getting 53 women to feature in a song video was quite a mammoth task for me. So, in a way, I guess, even I chose to challenge my own self for this endeavour. I remember having met the Honorable Mayor of Mumbai, Smt. Kishori Pednekar ji in the early stages of this project. I shared my vision and idea with her, along with the scratch demo of the song. She loved the song when she heard it, and asked me to go ahead with it, and agreed to feature in the video. So i got together with dear friend Sanjay Wandrekar, an excellent musician and song arranger, and we worked upon the entire song production. Then I met well known Producer/ Director/ Actor Kaanchan Adhikkari, who instantly loved the song, and agreed to help me get some key women on board, like actor Varsha Usgaonkar, Singer Vaishali Samant, the lady cops, Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai. Similarly, other friends & woman achievers like Archana Sharma, Nita Bajpai, actor Hrishitaa Bhatt, and more joined hands with me and the journey began. Apart from them, having MLA Dr.Bharati Lavhekar and BMC President Sudha Shambhunath Singh was truly wonderful to have on board alongiwth International Body Building Champion Karuna Waghmare, whose very personality is so awe inspiring. Then through my friends Tashi and Poonam from Sikkim, I got Boxing Gold Medalist Roshni Subba. Other awesome personalities like Anuradha Pal, India's 1st female Tabla Virtuoso, Award winning Indian Classical dance exponents Shubhada Varadkar ( Odissi ), Suchitra Rane (Kuchipudi) , Claudia Teodora ( Mohini Attam), Nita Bajpai ( Bharat Natyam) also came on board just having heard the song once. Big FM - Mumbai's Senior manager-Talant & Celeb relations Usha Malasi also was a big support. I think it was pre-dominantly the song's lyrics, composition & music that everyone got endeared to, and they instinctively decided to be a part of this song video. I personally went and shot the footage of almost 75% of all the women featured in it.
FTV: Is it going to be streamed online for a better reach?
Rahul: Yes, this highly inspiring song & video has already started streaming across various social media platforms, and is being shared tremendously by all viewers. It has had airplay across radio stations & TV Channels as well. In fact, the viewers can watch this video on You Tube.
FTV: Do women really need a
happy Women’s Day to be appreciated?
Rahul: We must remember that International Women's Day was 1st honoured and observed in the year 1911 in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Germany. In that era, all over the world, women were subjugated and exploited by archaic patriarchal laws and tenets. So, it was the 1st time that the efforts of all women coming together to fight for their rights was recognised internationally. Ever since, up till now, as we can all see, women have excelled in all fields by leaps and bounds and have really shown their "Naari Shakti" to the world. So, not only on women's day, I think a woman should be appreciated every single day all that she is.
FTV: Your thoughts on Women's
Rahul: Well, as I have said right in the beginning of my song video - International Women's Day should be just a reminder for us that - Every Day is a Woman's Day… Jai Hind!
So here’s presenting the wonderful song Main Hoon Naari Shakti by Rahul B Seth!
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