After winning the hearts of audience across the world, renowned Celebrity Stylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani’s award-winning directorial debut Sindhustan is all set to have its Asian Premiere at the prestigious Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star in the India Story section.
The film started its journey with MAMI’s TalkDoc in 2018 and made its World Premiere at NYIFF 2019 where it won the Best Docu Feature award.
Sindhustan was inspired by an interesting conversation that occurred between Bhavnani and her maternal grandmother many years ago. Bhavnani was visiting India after staying in the U.S for 14 years. During this time, she was considerably inked, she was desperately trying to hide her inked body. Her grandmother who herself sported tattoos remarked “Sapna, you are so old fashioned”.
Sapna was taken further aback when her grandmother said, “You know, when we first came as a human race, we didn’t have countries or governments, we lived in extended families and we all had our markings. We all looked like you. I’m happy to see to you are going back to our roots, your roots.”