#LadiesFirst is creating waves in Bollywood!
Bollywood Bats for Deepika Kumari’s #LadiesFirst! Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar and many more celebs tweet in support, full story inside
‘Ladies First’ is no ordinary story, it is the First Original Netflix Documentary (it is now out on Netflix) that chronicles the life, the struggles, the journey of India’s first female world champion archer Deepika Kumari, hailing from the village of Ratu, Jharkand who went on to become World No 1. Directed by debutant director, Uraaz Bahl and produced by Shaana Levy Bahl, Ladies First has bagged 16 international awards at festivals like Focus, Los Angeles Film Awards, London Film Awards, New York Film awards and more.
Therefore it comes as no surprise to see that celebs like Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Abhishek Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Lisa Ray, Rahul Bose, Milind Deora, Tara Sharma Saluja, Abhinav Bindra, Joydeep Karmakar and many more have been tweeting, speaking and supporting the first Original Netflix Documentary.
Karan Johar tweeted that, “This #WomensDay we don’t need to look elsewhere for inspiration. Our very own #DeepikaKumari’s story needs to be heard, and I’m so glad to be watching #LadiesFirst today.”
Abhishek Bachchan said that, “It’s about time we put #LadiesFirst and no story better conveys that than #DeepikaKumari – a woman who has conquered all odds to bring pride to our nation. Give it a watch!
Shweta Bachchan Nanda said that, “Because more stories like hers need to be told! #DeepikaKumari If there is one thing you do this Women’s Day watch this- out on Netflix today”.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “The compelling story of Indian Sportswoman #Deepika Kumari is one that needs to be told. #Ladies First is a story of survival, will power and strength. Make sure you catch it on Netflix!
About Ladies First: Ladies First tells the story of Deepika Kumari who, born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, went in search of food, stumbled upon archery, and within 4 years became the number one archer in the world!
Ladies First documents Deepika’s tumultuous path to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Having to overcome the obstacles of a socially repressive system, she strives to achieve her dream of becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal. #LadiesFirst is a campaign that aims to inspire girls to overcome the many social, cultural and physical obstacles preventing them from participating in sports.
Even if girls don’t become professional athletes, research shows that the power of play has the ability to transform a girls life, making it crucial for us to inject role models, like Deepika, to make a long lasting impact in rural India. Having relatable influencers and heroes creates a 100x ripple effect within a girls community, because it changes the entire families mindset, “If Deepika can do it, so can we!”
In India, we have squandered the unrealised talents of millions of young girls. The makers of Ladies First hope Deepika’s story along with her grit and determination, can help shatter India’s tragedy of small expectations for girls and put LADIES FIRST.