Pinky Beauty Parlour
Thursday Jan 25 07:00 PM
Friday Jan 26 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of the Bollywood Film Festival 2018
Directed by Akshay Singh. 2017. India. 130 min. Hindi with English subtitles.
Pinky Beauty Parlour is an engaging and poignant look at the obsession with fairer skin and color bias in Indian society. The film centers on the relationship between two sisters, Bulbul and Pinky and their beauty parlor in Varanasi. Since they were children, Bulbul has been criticized for her dark skin while her younger sister Pinky has always received praise and preferential treatment for her fairer complexion. Their physical differences draw out repressed emotional feelings that result in a tragedy.
Special guests: Director Akshay Singh and producer Bahnishikha Das will be present for Q+A sessions at both screenings.
Pinky Beauty Parlour is the first film produced and directed by actor Akshay Singh—who is also co-founder of production company Akshikha Entertainment. Singh has appeared in several television shows and feature films, including many of his own works. He also co-wrote the screenplay and dialog for the hindi feature film Baat Bann Gayi, starring Ali Fazal and Gulshan Grover.
Bahnishikha Das is a renowned television writer and co-founder of Akshikha Entertainment. She has written for shows of every genre, from historical and family dramas to crime and horror thrillers. In 2013 her work on Sony TV series Maharana Pratap earned her a Best Story Writer nomination at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) awards. Pinky Beauty Parlour is Das’s first feature film as producer.