By Hindustan Times
A documentary titled A Drop of Life, which stars Nandita Das in a major role, was shot in 2001 by director Shalini Kantayya but never saw the light of day. However, now the film which is based on water privatisation, will be aired on national television for the first time this Saturday.
“I’m glad the film is being revived, because issues like these don’t get outdated,” says Nandita. “The distribution of water is so unequal. My locality has a 24-hour water supply, but my maid, who lives in the slum next door, gets only two hours. They often have to go out and buy water.”
In the film, Nandita plays Mira, a social worker in Kutch. When she sees several kids around her falling prey to waterborne diseases, she becomes a mediator of sorts between the villagers and an MNC to privatise the water supply.
“It’s a powerful story th