Uplifting ‘Skater Girl’ introduces India’s newest stars

Uplifting 'Skater Girl' introduces India's newest stars

As someone who grew up watching Indian movies, I disappeared for a while. After seeing children who looked like me in movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or other miscellaneous Bollywood side roles,  I saw no trace of my age group in film once I hit adolescence. 

Mainstream Bollywood movies are usually heterosexual rom-coms about adults in or slightly out of college. Even the much-hyped Bollywood version of The Fault in Our Stars, a direct adaptation, cast actors in their 20s and 30s. Occasionally, a child might appear in a minor role or indie project — or explode on the international stage like with Slumdog Millionaire or Lion — but for the most part, teenagers simply don’t exist. Read more…

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