Ghosh’s Ahalya not inspired by Roald Dahl story
Director Sujoy Ghosh (left) says that his latest short film Ahalya is not inspired by author Roald Dahl’s story.
The film is an epic thriller where the fate of an apsara, a maharishi and rain god Indra is sealed by a curse. “I’m amused by murmurings that my short film Ahalya is ‘inspired’ from a Dahl story. I’m amused because anyone who reads, knows that Dahl is an author of children’s books. My film, as is evident, is an age-old myth, adult in nature, adapted with a feminist twist. I am, however, flattered over the comparisons with Dahl’s work he is, of course, one of the greatest children’s authors of the 20th century,” he tweeted.