A catalyst for change
In a big push for women’s empowerment in the country, the founder of the initiative MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), Farhan Akhtar extended support to the popular trans media serial, Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon.“Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon has shown great potential of being a catalyst for change as seen from the feedback the serial has received. Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon representing women’s empowerment, and MARD, representing responsible masculinity, have come together as Hum Kuch Bhi Kar Sakte Hain to bring in the change we want to see. Women can achieve anything, they need to have the confidence and belief in themselves and society needs to create an environment of support and safety. Men play an important role in the creation of such an environment by being sensitive to these aspirations and by treating women as equals,” said Farhan Akhtar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon challenges deep-rooted social norms like child marriage, early pregnancy and gender based violence. Season Two began telecast on April 4, 2015 on Doordarshan and will run every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm.During its first season, Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon was one of the top three serials in its time slot during the course of its telecast. Season Two of Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon continues the inspiring journey of Dr Sneha, representing the young Indian woman of today, who thrives on challenges. The story also depicts issues of adolescents as they aspire to reach their potential. It shows the changes that takes place in a society as a group of girls come together to form a football team. The series has been written, produced and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, eminent theatre and film director and the creative force behind Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon. It is a venture close to his heart where his aesthetic sensibilities and deep commitment to social causes come together. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJawhar Sircar, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharti, said, “After the resounding success of Season One, I am delighted that PFI is launching Season Two of Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon. Television programmes such as this have great potential to bring in change.” The series has been produced after extensive research by PFI and guided by the highly respected entertainment education expert, Dr Arvind Singhal.