I’m interested in exploring stories about the complexities and journeys in women’s lives: Alankrita Shrivastava

Critically-acclaimed Indian screenwriter and director Alankrita Shrivastava has no qualms in challenging the traditional filmmaking establishment. From her directorial debut Turning 30 to the stirring Lipstick under my Burkha to her latest Netflix series Bombay Begums, she is not pulling any punches.

"I've had strong women influencing me all my life," Alankrita told Connected to India. "From a very early age at school and college we were taught to question the status quo and fight for equality."

Her work has become part of the growing swell supporting women's rights and the #MeToo movement in recent years and explores the expanding roles of women in modern society.

"I'm instinctively drawn to stories about women and their complex lives. I'm very interested in the journeys of women as the kind of stories I enjoy exploring," she said.

Watch as Daisy Irani Subaiah trains the Spotlight on Alankrita Shrivastava to discuss her new series on Netflix, Bombay Begums.