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"[For Anatomy of Violence], I reached out to theatre director Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry and arrived in Chandigarh a year ago for a script workshop. The actors in Chandigarh, recommended by Neelam from her group, were asked to create scenes imagining the rapists' backgrounds from five perspectives: from childhood; from the most traumatic moment in their lives; from the relationship with their families; from their jobs; from their friendships. All of these scenes were to get us right up to the attack—to the moment when the young woman gets into the bus. I never planned to show the attack."
-- Deepa Mehta

Sahani, Alaka. "I feel a responsibility for what my work says about the world." Interview with Deepa Mehta. Indian Express (New Delhi), October 22, 2016.