Guneet Monga, known for producing films like Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Masaan and Zubaan, has now won an Oscar. The producer’s documentary Period. End Of Sentence. won an Oscar in the category of Documentary Short Subject by beating films like Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night At The Garden. Period. End Of Sentence. deals with the issue of Indian women fighting against the taboo of menstruation and also gives us an insight into the work of real-life Pad Man, Arunachalam Muruganathan.
The documentary is directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. While on the social media, Monga is flooded with congratulatory messages, we contacted veteran actress Shabana Azmi to know her views on Monga’s win. She said, “How awesome! Congratulations Guneet Monga and the team. To break the silence, to break the stigma around menstruation is a huge step forward towards women’s health. Bravo!” Monga has always believed in producing movies that are content-driven and her idea of breaking the stereotype has made her achieve this success.
It is surely a big deal for an India producer to win the glorious golden statue at Oscars. Guneet Monga has made the country proud and with a documentary-like Period. End Of Sentence. she has surely broken the stigma. Kudos to her!