Oceans 8 headlined by Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter went on to make headlines in Hollywood ,becoming the first film front lined by female heavyweights stars.
Back on home turf, Veere Di Wedding starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar & Shikha Talsania also bring together leading contemporary female stars, as the film celebrates the spirit of the modern-day Indian woman.
While Oceans 8, is an all-female led spinoff re-envisioning the series as an all-female job, Veere Di Wedding too is an unabashed, unapologetic story of four women from different walks of life, throwing caution to the wind and celebrating friendship and all that life has to offer.
Though there have been several films in Hindi cinema that celebrate male friendship and bonding, Veere Di Wedding is the first film headlined by women and backed by women producers.
It was long time coming as most “girl gang” films in India are specifically targeted at a purely female audience, this one however is meant for the women and their men too.
According to sources:
“All eyes are on Veere Di Wedding as not only is the film showing tremendous potential but is also a game changer in more ways than one. While Hollywood has films like Sex & The City and recently Oceans 8, Indian cinema is finally waking up to the power of our female superstars and Veere Di Wedding brings together 2 heavyweights, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja & Kareena Kapoor Khan. Swara Bhaskar & Shikha Talsania too have proved their mettle as powerhouse performers and the casting is relatable and just right for the script.The makers have infused a modern sensibility where the women are the protagonists and not just the hero’s love interests.”