Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto will present the U.S. premiere of India's Daughter by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, which has been banned for telecast in India. The controversial BBC documentary revolves around the horrific 2012 gang rape of a young woman on a bus in Delhi which sparked a national furore and massive street protests.
Co-produced by well-known Indian journalist Dibang, the film includes an interview with one of the four jailed attackers - Mukesh Singh - who said women were more responsible for rapes then men, igniting local and international outrage. The film was scheduled to premiere in India as part of a global simulcast Sunday 8 March – International Women's Day – on leading news network NDTV (New Delhi Television). But police secured a court injunction blocking the film's broadcast in India with the order also preventing publication of the interview by local media.