Filmmaker Karan Johar and web series sensation Mithila Palkar have teamed up for a campaign, a short film, on women's safety. A while ago, Karan Johar took to social media and shared the short film with his followers. The video, Girls Got Talent has been powered by NGO Save the Children and media organization, Yuvaa targeting women’s safety in India. As seen in the video, Mithila can be seen playing herself, who returns home late in the night and has to cross dark streets all alone to reach her place. The makers initiated the hashtag #LightUpHerLife. KJo also believes, women’s safety isn't a talent, it's a social responsibility.
In the video, Karan Johar says, “To use this talent, you must be brilliant in three departments – running, hiding and fighting. Kyunki jab andheri raaton mein, sunsan raahon par kuch kuch hota hai. Dar sa lagta hai. Toh yeh hi talent kaam mean aata hai.” (ALSO READ: Ghost Stories: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar And Anurag Kashyap Set To Creep You Out – Video)
Sharing the video on Twitter, KJo wrote“What is that one talent that girls in our country need to have? I am proud to join hands with @weareyuvaa @stc_india @mipalkar for 'Girls Got Talent', a film about girl safety that you MUST see! http://bit.ly/YuvaaGirlsGotTalent @aliaa08 @akshaykumar@juniorbachchan #LightUpHerLife”
What is that one talent that girls in our country need to have? I am proud to join hands with @weareyuvaa @stc_india @mipalkar for 'Girls Got Talent', a film about girl safety that you MUST see! https://t.co/OWWMTl4WIt @aliaa08 @akshaykumar @juniorbachchan #LightUpHerLife— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 29, 2019
Speaking about the initiative, Karan said in a statement said that the girls of our country are extremely talented and are recognized for it across all professional fields. But there is one more field that they are unfortunately talented in – and that is managing their own safety. While we salute them for this, we must acknowledge that safety isn't a talent, it's a social responsibility. And it's high time that we all take this responsibility for the safety of women.