The session featured Meghna Gulzar, Pooja Ladha Surti, Juhi Chaturvedi, Modhura Palit, and Sumedha Verma Ojha. The panelists also spoke about their journey in a film, the attachment, and detachment they feel in a project or with a character.
Meghna said, “I actually go through cycles of attachment and detachment with my world and the characters. That’s also because I am a part of the writing process as well. During that time and the making of the film, the attachment is at its peak. Because that’s when everything you have actually imagined and put down on paper with your co-writers comes to life. It’s an extremely fulfilling process. Once you have your footage and you are at the editing table, that’s when you need to detach. Because then you need to look at your footage very objectively. With time, it’s become easier. I am not emotional about my footage at all. Because then, I am only assessing. That’s when the process of detachment happens. Then again, when the film had put together and you start other post processes like sound and music, that’s when a sense of emotional attachment seeps in again. So, I go through cycles. The final bidaai is when the film goes from me to the audience — when it releases — that's I say my final goodbye to it. After that, I am attached to the experience and memories of the film.”