Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto at the US premiere of banned Indian rape documentary

Actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto attended the US premiere of rape documentary banned by the Indian government.

By: Associated Press | New York | Updated: March 10, 2015 10:05:33 am

Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto Meryl Streep told a packed auditorium that victim Jyoti Singh was not only India’s daughter but “she’s our daughter, too.”

A rape documentary banned by the Indian government has received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded New York event including Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto.

Monday’s screening of ‘India’s Daughter’ at Baruch College started with a candlelight vigil honoring the medical student who died after being gang-raped on a bus in 2012.

Streep told a packed auditorium that victim Jyoti Singh was not only India’s daughter but “she’s our daughter, too.”

The documentary was directed by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a rape victim. Its U.S. premiere follows a week of controversy in India.

The uproar focuses on comments by one of the six rapists interviewed for the film. He blamed the victim for taking a bus late in the evening.

‘India’s Daughter’ was first shown on a BBC channel last week.

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