"I opened the email [from Deepa Mehta]. Because of all the controversies and death threats, she could not call the script Water. She had to disguise it with a different title: 'River Moon.' But it didn't matter what it was called: it was, and continues to be, one of the best scripts I've ever read. [...] In the character of Kalyani, I saw myself: the quiet rebel, trapped in a role dictated by her appearance yet longing for an unnamed, impossible liberation."
-- Lisa Ray
Ray, Lisa. Close to the Bone. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2020. (p. 148)