Kangana, Vidya, Kalki at ‘Women In Films’ session at MAMI; Taapsee watches her short filmhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/kangana-vidya-kalki-at-women-in-films-session-at-mami-taapsee-watches-her-short-film/

Kangana, Vidya, Kalki at ‘Women In Films’ session at MAMI; Taapsee watches her short film

While talented actresses Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan and Kalki Koechlin were seen attending the 'Women In Films' session by 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay at the ongoing MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai, actress Taapsee Pannu was seen at the special screening of her short film 'The Homecoming'.

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Bollywood 'Queen' Kangana Ranaut was part of a session on 'Women In Films' at the ongoing MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai on November 3. The session was conducted by Ava DuVernay, the director of Academy Award-nominated 'Selma', who opined that female filmakers in the West feel constrained by money factor when it comes to making big budget action films, which has become a domain of their male counterparts.

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Kangana Ranaut, at the press meet after the session, revealed how she was called an "interfering bitch" for giving her inputs, as opposed to male actors whose inputs are mostly welcomed.

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Also seen at the session was National Award winning actress Vidya Balan, clad in a yellow sari and with her effervescent smile.

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Talented actress Kalki Koechlin spelled style in a printed pencil-cut dress.

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Seen here is superstar Aamir Khan's wife and filmmaker Kiran Rao, who is also the co-organiser of the MAMI Film Festival.

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Accompanying Kangana, Kalki and Vidya were the duo- lyricist-script writer Javed Akhtar and veteran actress Shabana Azmi. Actress Sandhya Mridul, who will next be seen in a coming-of-age film 'Angry Indian Goddesses', was beautiful in a sari.

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Sandhya Mridul wasn't alone at the fest, as the whole team of her upcoming movie was there with her - Anushka Manchanda, Sarah Jane Dias, Amrit Maghera and Tanishhtha Chatterjee, who didn't look angry but were totally glam and looked like goddesses.

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'Masaan' actress Shweta Tripathi, who has impressed one and all with her acting skills, was also present at the fest.

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'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' series' actress Nusrat Barucha was pretty in red at the event.

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Also seen at the event was Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor's younger (half-) brother Ishaan Khattar.

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Ishaan Khattar and veteran actor Kanwaljeet pose for the shutterbugs.

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Ava DuVernay, the director of Academy Award-nominated 'Selma', was quoted as saying at the event, "For a (female) director in the West, there are certain kinds of films that one can't make as the factor of money sometimes comes into play. Because of the budget we are not considered to make big budget action films."

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Meanwhile, actress Taapsee Pannu, who was seen in Bollywood movie 'Baby' alongside Akshay Kumar, was seen at the special screening of her short film 'The Homecoming', though without her co-star Amit Sadh.

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Also seen at the screening was veteran actor and poet Piyush Mishra, who plays Taapsee's father-in-law in the film.

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Seen here is talented actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose film Aligarh was screening on the opening day of the MAMI festival.

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'Uttaran' actress Rashmi Desai was cute in yellow shorts worn with white shirt. She finished off her look with silver pumps.

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TV actress Jayashree Venkataraman was also seen at the screening.

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TV actress Roop Durgapal, who was last seen in the long running show 'Balika Vadhu', looked pretty at the screening.