Freida, Meryl lend their support..

By HT

New Delhi, March 9 -- Actors Freida Pinto and Meryl Streep have joined hands with BAFTA award winning director, Leslie Udwin, at the launch of her documentary, India's Daughter.

The film will have its US premiere today, hosted at the 20th anniversary of the UN Forth World Conference for Women. A controversial project, this film is one which captures the heinousness that was the case of the Delhi gangrape incident. Based on one of the most brutal rape incidents India has seen, Udwin says that it has been an emotionally draining journey for her as well.

"It was the hardest journey which I've ever made. It was like clawing my way up the mountain and slipping back and not getting the cooperation I wanted," she says.

Freida, who is also an associate producer of the film, has always been at the forefront of female focused issues. Her main endeavour is to ensure worldwide spread of the powerful message which is associated with the film. Meanwhile, the Slumdog Millionaire actor has also been associated with other campaigns which focus on the emancipation of girls worldwide.