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'New Born Mother' is a short film on the challenges faced by mothers with postpartum depression
Monday, May 13, 2019 13:02 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today launched a new short film - New Born Mother. A drama that deals with the serious, yet, shrouded issue of postpartum depression, the film highlights the phases that new parents go through and the essence of family support during motherhood. The short film stars 'Bar Code'-famed popular film and television actor Karan Wahi along with Pooja Gor recognized for her titular roles in popular TV shows, Mann KeeAwaazPratigya and EkNayiUmmeed - Roshni. Directed by Swati Semwal and produced by First Step Entertainment Capital, New born Mother will be available to stream on Hungama Play from today.

The short film will also be available to stream through Hungama Play on Vodafone Play, Amazon Fire TV Stick and SHAREit. Additionally, through Hungama's association with Xiaomi consumers will also be able to watch the film via Hungama Play on Mi TV.

New Born Mother deals with the effect of untreated depression and anxiety on the new mother, played by Pooja Gor, and captures the difficulties that she faces while suffering from postpartum depression. It brings out the overwhelming effect that motherhood has on women and raises awareness on the importance of honest and loving communication between partners.

Speaking on the release of the short film, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media said, `Our content is curated and created to enhance and enrich the viewing experience of our users. Our libraryis multi-lingual and multi-genre in nature and includes a wide range of Indian and international movies, documentaries,short films, TV shows, original shows, kids' content and short format videos, offering something for everyone. With New Born Mother, we not only intend to provide an entertaining experience to our users, but also address an important issue.`

Speaking about her film, Swati Semwal said, `New Born Mother is an important film in today's time. We live in a society that often disregards the damaging effects of depression and anxiety. Parenthood is daunting and New Born Mother is an attempt to reach out to new parents and start a conversation around parenthood and postpartum depression. We first want people to be aware of postpartum depression and accept that it exists. Talking about it will only happen when we get aware and make people aware of it. It is to let new mothers know that they are not alone in this phase of their lives.`

Karan Wahi, who was last seen in Love Ok Please and recently in Bar Code said, "I play a new father who is trying to help his wife deal with postpartum depression. At the same time, he has a new life that he is responsible for and he needs to juggle both the roles effectively. The role that togetherness plays in bringing someone out of depression, the essence of a loving communication in healing the mind and heart has been beautifully brought out in New Born Mother. It is amazing to see how digital platforms such as Hungama Play and Net Pix Shorts, provide a chance for directors and actors to showcase their talent and narrate such stories to the audience.`

Speaking about her role, Pooja Gor said, "As a woman, I can imagine the overwhelming effect that motherhood could have in one's life. Being responsible for a new born often seems daunting and it requires open communication and heartfelt support from family. New Born Mother explores the various facets ofparenthood and deals with an issue that we should openly talk about. I am proud to have been a part of a film that conveys a beautiful message of togetherness, love and support among families.`
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