Filmmaker Onir was on top of the world after his critically acclaimed film ‘I Am’ won best Hindi film honour at the 59th National Awards, but little did he know that his joys would be short lived. The director got a shock when Doordarshan refused to air Onir`s National Award winning film ‘I Am’ because it does not have `U` certification.
The satisfaction of watching a film that emerges from the closet with some arresting and disturbing home-truths on what goes on when the lights are off, is one of its own kind cinema experience.Tiptoeing through the darkest corridors of the human heart, director Onir in ‘I AM’ comes up with four stories on the question of individual, sexual and geo-political identity.
Award-winning actor-filmmaker Nandita Das believes in bringing strong, powerful subjects on screen. She says her next acting venture ‘I AM’ fits the bill as it highlights how society is intolerant towards others.
Onir`s `I AM` has bagged the Best Film Award and Juhi Chawla received the Best Actress trophy for her performance as Megha in one of the four stories in the movie at the 13th London Asian Film Festival.
Actress Juhi Chawla, who has given voiceover for Sita`s character in 3D animation film "Ramayana - The Epic", said she hasn`t quit the film industry and will soon make an appearance in director Onir`s "I AM".