Mira Nair

A discussion on ‘Women on the big screen who question, challenge, break the rules’, at a Calcutta literary festival, required heavyweights to do justice to it. Assembled in a happy group, they were (clockwise from top left) Ratna Pathak Shah, Modhurima Sinha (moderator), Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen and Nandana Dev Sen.

Director Mira Nair arrives for the premiere of her movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist that opens the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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President Pratibha Patil presents Padma Bhushan award to filmmaker Mira Nair at Padma Awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur with Jeannie Mulford wife of the former US Ambassador, Brinda Karat and film maker Mira Nair participate during the ‘Walk for Life - Stride against Cancer’ at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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