I had been searching for a Smita Patil interview for years and while the rich treasure trove of material regarding her exemplary filmography vis a vis articles, fully uploaded movies, opinion pieces and books are aplenty, there was a paucity of recorded conversations.

Which is why I was very happy to discover this rare clip of the equally legendary newsreader and host Nalini Singh interviewing the iconic artist, uploaded by the Prasar Bharti Archives courtesy national broadcaster Doordarshan, on its prolific YouTube channel.

So behold these two individuals talk about the importance of issues pertaining to portrayal of women in cinema and the way commercialized advertising imagery can have an adverse impact on the sensitivity of the subject matter addressed.