For eons women have tried to break the system whilst fighting for an equal footing in all walks of life. Behind all the glitz and glamour there are a bunch of on unsung sheroes who have worked to shatter the glass ceiling across generations thus paving the way for future generations. This year, on the occasions of International Women’s Day, Girliyapa – the women-centric channel from the house of The Viral Fever (TVF) has collaborated with the global champion for gender equality UN Women. As an extension of their global campaign ‘Comedy for Equality’, the satire titled ‘India’s Next Top Role Model’ not only tackles the issue of gender equality but also puts a spotlight on these unsung women warriors who have changed the dynamic of the system.
Starring Gul Panag, Parul Gulati, and Mehek Thakur, the video ‘India’s Next Top Role Model’ brings forth stories of 3 Sheroes – Captain Prem Mathur (Gul Panag) who went on to be become India’s first female pilot, Priya Jhingan (Parul Gulati) – the first woman to become an Indian army cadet and Rukhmanibai Raut (Mehek Thakur) who raised the age of consent for women across India.
On being a part of this short video, Gul Panag said “I genuinely believe that women achievers like Rukhmabai, Prem Mathur and Priya Jhingan can rouse thousands of other women in different parts of the nation to challenge stereotypes and chase their dreams, without giving a second thought of what society will think of them. I am thrilled to be a part of Girliyapa’s ode which aims to provide an insight on the incredible journey of these powerful women”
Commenting on the short video, Parul Gulati added “The Indian Army had not seen a women cadet at its academy until Priya Jhingan upended this norm in 1992! I am glad to have received the opportunity to play the role of such a brave personality in Girliyapa’s women’s day video. Her story has truly inspired me to push my limits and I am certain that Priya Jhingan’s journey will inspire many women across the country.”
Here is the link to Girliyapa’s special women’s day video: