<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Pink was one of 2016’s most hard-hitting movies from Bollywood. The highly-praised courtroom drama tackles social issues revolving around India’s rape culture as well as a woman’s consent. Now, it seems the movie is going international.The senior Bachchan posted an announcement on Twitter on Friday, saying the movie was being offered an official screening at the United Nations headquarters in the US. ‘PINK’ invited sic for a special screening of the film at the UN Headquarters, in New York by Assistant Secretary General. Honoured !” the Bollywood icon wrote to his fans. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, Pink tackles the stigma of sexual assault, crimes against women and consent. In the film, actresses Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhar and Andrea Tariang play three young women who face assault charges after being molested by a group of men. The courtroom drama, in which Amitabh Bachchan plays their lawyer, garnered acclaim for the way it dealt with the idea of consent and its place in the Indian society. The film released on September 16 and enjoyed widespread word-of-mouth popularity, raking in over Rs 65 crore at the box office.Posted in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the senior Bachchan has, at the time of writing, provided no more details on the invitation, and neither have his co-stars or director. However, the invitation is likely for the ‘16 Voices’ campaign being held by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Running from November 25 to December 10, it’s an event to raise awareness of gender-based violence, particularly violence against women. The event has survivors and charities gathering to share ideas and build support for the community.

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United Nations invites PINK for a special screening in New York