Award season has officially kicked off, and diversity was a major topic of conversation. From Host Sandra Oh’s moving speech on equality, stating profusely “I see you,” to the cast of Black Panther’s “Wakanda Forever” moment, the 76th Golden Globe Awards were packed with entertainment and trailblazing moments.
While there was tons of diversity at this season's awards and red carpet, there was disappointment in not seeing crowd favorites such as the recently married Priyanka Chopra who dazzled at last years awards. Although Priyanka was absent, India was well represented. Dazzling on the red carpet were Indian filmmakers and social activists Amit Sarin and Vineesha Arora-Sarin. Amit is also an accomplished actor in Mumbai most known for his role as Kshitij in Balaji Telefilms' series Kkusum and Star Plus's series, Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Personally invited by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, both Amit and Vineesha looked flawless. Amit was dressed in a tuxedo, while Vineesha was in a black and silver dazzling gown, both styled by Delhi-based Simran Arora, who is also Vineesha’s cousin.
Currently, the power couple are speaking out, and raising international awareness for the Bengal Tiger, as well as the numerous other species being killed off as part of the illegal wildlife trade.
The celebrity duo is leveraging its international notoriety and A-List network to raise awareness on behalf of the animals. The Sarins have experienced this tragedy first hand and have dedicated their lives to becoming social warriors on behalf of the defenseless. Vineesha and he art academy in Mumbai have painted wall murals on causes she believes in, mostly that of child abuse and animal poaching. Most recently the duo announced production on their feature film Eyes of the Bengal, to be directed by Dwight H. Little.
Tiger Heart is set to begin filming at the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, India in first quarter of 2020. In alignment with their global advocacy initiatives, Tiger Heart is a $6MM globally relevant story that raises awareness to the impact of the poaching, an epidemic universally far reaching; financed by Roaming Rickshaw Films, a Los Angeles-based independent film and digital studio house, also run by Amit Sarin and Vineesha Arora-Sarin.