Film Producer Guneet Monga Narrates How Her Mother Fought Patriarchy Every Day In Thread

Guneet Monga’s journey has been nothing but inspiring. The woman who has produced popular Hindi films such as ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Masaan’, ‘Pagglait’, etc. had no connections in Bollywood when she arrived. She was an “outsider”, as they call it. Thanks to her networking skills, she built connections and produced work she could be proud of. And today, she is a successful film producer.


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Guneet Monga took to Twitter to share the story of her mother, Amarpreet Kaur, who passed away in 2008. She was an extraordinary woman, from what we gathered from Monga’s tweets. Her mother fought patriarchy every day to make Guneet independent.

Guneet’s mother was married into a house which was allegedly toxic. Her in-laws had also asked for a ton of dowry during her marriage.

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From fighting to let Guneet go to an English medium school to selling encyclopedias to pay for her fees, Amarpreet Kaur is the definition of a strong woman.

Guneet thanked her mother for making her what she is today, despite the problems that came their way.

Salute to women like Amarpreet Kaur who fight a regressive society every day for their families and themselves!

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