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Deepika Padukone Voices Support For Women’s Rights In Director Homi Adajania’s Short Film ‘My Choice’ For #VogueEmpower

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Moxie Media Deepika Padukone My Choice Vogue IndiaActor Deepika Padukone joins 98 women in director Homi Adajania’s two-minute-34-second short film titled My Choice. The black-and-white montage features women from varied walks of life, including Vogue India’s fashion director Anaita Shroff Adajania, director Zoya Akhtar, hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani-Akhtar, film critic Anupama Chopra and model Pallavi Das among others.

As the voice in the video clip, Padukone narrates a monologue penned by writer Kersi Khambatta where she asserts a woman’s right to choose how she lives her life in all aspects: “To wear the clothes I like… To marry, or not to marry… To love a man, or a woman, or both…”. Khambatta is the co-author of two of Adajania’s previous films, Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny.

“In my family, my father is the only male in the house, but all of us have a voice,” Padukone tells Vogue India. “I’ve always been allowed to be who I want to be. When you’re not caged, when you don’t succumb to expectation, that’s when you’re empowered.”

My Choice is the third short film in the #VogueEmpower campaign, a women’s empowerment initiative launched by Vogue India in October 2014. The previous two films starring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt address domestic violence and women’s safety.

With more than 1.9 million views and counting, the video has received much support on social media from the fashion and film fraternity.

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE VOGUE EMPOWER CAMPAIGN HERE AND WATCH ALIA BHATT IN THE SHORT FILM “GOING HOME’ HERE

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Moxie Media’s Top Stories Of 2014

Posted by | Advertising, Art, Beauty, Bollywood, Client Diaries, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion, Film, Fitness, Food, In the Press, Instadiaries, Interior Design, Marissa Bronfman, Moxie Mentorship, Moxie Secrets, Social Initiative, Social Media, The Huffington Post, Travel, Women in Business, Women in Media

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At Moxie we’re known for creating and popularizing two hashtags that describe our work and passion with precision: #futureisdigital and my personal favorite, #futureisfemale. Looking back on an incredible year and preparing for another with both gratitude and unbridled enthusiasm, we are so proud of the hard-earned milestones that have punctuated 2014, many of which were born from a very powerful [digital + women's empowerment] equation that continues to define who and what this agency is and does.

In January of this year, we featured inspiring stories about superhero(ine) women Sara BlakelyFatima Bhutto and Angela Ahrendts on our blog Moxie Insider and Brown Paper Bag launched their Photo Trail series with my Instagram images, which hold clues to the #futureisgreen food project we’re preparing to launch in 2015. Nokia empowered us to take our national Women in Media panel series and Moxie Mentorship program to Social Media Week Bangalore in February, during which time our panelists sparked an international furor amongst feminists on social media that resulted in articles in both Huffington Post and Firstpost.

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Instadiaries: Arianna Huffington Launches Huffington Post India

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Moxie Media Arianna Huffington Launches Huffington Post India on Moxie Insider Instadiaries

From glowing sunrises seen at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to posing with Mother India while speaking at Mehboob Studios for The Times Lit Fest and meeting with spiritual leaders and Bollywood stars like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sonam Kapoor, Arianna Huffington’s whirlwind trip through Mumbai and New Delhi to launch Huffington Post India was beautifully chronicled through snapshots shared on Instagram.

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Huffington Post India Launches Today In Association With Times Of India Group And Times Internet

Posted by | Bollywood, Digital Media, Digital News, Marissa Bronfman, Social Media, The Huffington Post, Women in Media

Huffington Post Inda launches today in association with the Times of India Group on Moxie Media's blog Moxie Insider

The Huffington Post debuts Huffington Post India today on Monday December 8th 2014 in association with The Times of India Group and Times Internet. The New Delhi-based editorial team has launched Huffington Post India with leading stories about the recent Uber Delhi rape case, as well as featured blog posts by Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, celebrated authors William Dalrymple and Chetan Bhagat, Bollywood actor Rahul Khanna, popular chef Vikas Khanna and more. “India has always held a deeply personal significance to me,” says Huffington in her blog post “Namaste: Introducing HuffPost India,” which focuses deeply on India’s spiritual roots and rituals, a topic central to Huffington’s life and work. Huffington promises that Huffington Post India will report on “all the challenges India is facing,” as well as ‘relentlessly tell the stories of what is working.’

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Going Home With Alia Bhatt And Vikas Bahl For Vogue India’s Vogue Empower Initiative

Posted by | Bollywood, Empowerment, Film, Moxie Mentorship, Social Initiative

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In a new short film shot for Vogue’s India‘s Vogue Empower initiative, Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and director Vikas Bahl ask, “can we give her the world she believes exists?” Recalling the famous scene in Highway where Alia Bhatt’s character is kidnapped on the road, Bahl’s Vogue Empower short Going Home has Bhatt’s car break down while she is driving home late at night all alone and a jeep full of tough-looking young men who stop for her.

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Instadiaries: Bollywood Stars And Fashion Designers Share A #PinkSelfie For Elle India’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Posted by | Beauty, Bollywood, Fashion, Film, Instadiaries, Social Initiative, Social Media, Women in Business

Bollywood celebrities share a #pinkselfie in support of Elle India magazine's breast cancer awareness campaign.

Bollywood stars Nargis Fakhri and Aditi Rao Hydari, fashion designers Manish Malhotra and Nishka Lulla, Indian influencers Adhuna Akhtar and Sabine Heller have all come together to support Elle India‘s breast cancer awareness campaign by sharing a #pinkselfie on Instagram. Breast cancer affects both women and men, awareness and a cure requires the support of everyone.

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