"Many of my films centre around women characters who are involved in [...] struggles. This was not a plan, but when I look back—there it is. While exploring women's lives, the characters usually come up against 'patriarchy'. It's just there, so often in the way, diminishing women's lives and potential everywhere in the world."
-- 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.