Deepika Padukone, along with 98 other women from Mumbai, has featured in a short film titled 'My Choice'. It voices equality for women in all walks of life.
The black-and-white video has been directed by Homi Adajania with whom, the actress has worked in films like 'Cocktail' and 'Finding Fanny'. It features Deepika calling for a change in the "caged" mindset of men about women and asking them to stop judging women for their choices of clothes, profession and life. "It is my choice to live life the way I want, to wear clothes I like, to decide how I want my body to be, when I want to get married or if I ever want to walk down the aisle, to decide if I want to be straight or a lesbian," Deepika said in the film.
Several other known personalities like film director Zoya Akhtar, celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Akhtar, fashion designer Anaita Shroff Adajania are also a part of the film. The short film is a part of #VogueEmpower, Vogue's social initiative on women empowerment, and is penned by Kersi Khambatta, the co-writer of films like 'Being Cyrus' and 'Finding Fanny'.
The short film, produced by Dinesh Vijan, has been receiving a good response from the audience.