Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon (I, a woman, can achieve anything)
Season- I of this edutainment series revolves around the inspiring journey of Dr. Sneha Mathur, a young doctor, who leaves behind her lucrative career in Mumbai to work in her village Pratappur.
Dr. Sneha’s sense of family responsibility along with her ability to respond to social challenges around her, make her a role model for many young Indian women who face similar realities.
Season- II continue Dr. Sneha’s crusade to ensure the finest quality of healthcare for all. Under her leadership, village women find their voice through collective action. The season has special focus on youth.
Each of the issues gets addressed in an entertaining drama format, while creating awareness on sexual and reproductive rights.
Emotionally torn between family and society, between professional aspirations and personal commitment, Dr. Sneha’s struggles and triumphs form the core of this memorable soap opera. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, but it will also make you think.
‘Main Kuch Bhi kar Sakti Hoon’ throws light on the ability of a woman to break free of the shackles of the society and prove her mettle.
FEROZ ABBAS KHAN, noted screen writer, film and theater producer and director, is the creator of the serial.Winner of several national and international awards, his work has traveled globally, playing to huge audience applause and critical acclaim.
Nelson Mandela called his film Gandhi, my Father deeply moving. Most of his work has been associated with social causes. Mr Khan is committed to the use of entertainment education for social change.
Shradha Singh is a radio and television professional with vast experience. She has worked as a radio host and Programming Head for Radio City and Radio One. In Television, She worked as an Executive Producer for Kasauti Zindagi Kay, (Star Plus), a Balaji Production and one of the most popular TV shows. She has also produced shows like Mirch Masala (Star TV), Body and Soul (Star One), Khoobsoorat (Zee TV) and Zee Woman (Zee TV). Her television screenwriting experience includes various shows on TV such as MTV Exit, Aamna Saamna (Colors), Halla Bol (Bindaas), Saavdhan India (Life OK), Tara Sharma show – ek Nayi Ma ka Safar (Colors).
Besides these, she has written a BBC Ten documentary series on DANLEP: The Danida Assisted National Leprosy Eradication Programme and a documentary called ‘A Dawn Awaited ‘on the insurgency in Nagaland.
She has won the ‘Navodit Lekhikha Award’ from Hindi Academy, Government of Delhi.
A young, confident and responsible doctor practising in Mumbai, Sneha belongs to a modest family from Pratappur. A pillar of emotional support – to her family and community – Sneha stands strong, always.
A teacher by profession, Sneha’s father encourages his three daughters to be independent. He instills confidence in them that they can accomplish anything.
Alka Mathur is the thread which binds the Mathur family. A caring, patient and affectionate home maker, who takes pride in her house and family, she is a loving mother to all her children and an ideal partner to her husband. A constant support to her three daughters, she encourages them to be educated, responsible and independent individuals but is dismayed by her son Poorab’s recklessness and irresponsibility.
Sneha’s younger sister is a sports enthusiast, determined to reach her goals. She follows her sister and despite an acid attack gets back to the game . Ever the fighter, she is the one woman army of her household.
A child widow, Sneha’s aunt is initially apprehensive about her intentions. Slowly however she moves to becoming a supporter of her work and joins in changing the mindset of the community. She fears none; age is no bar for her.
A successful doctor at Maanavta hospital in Pratapur, Dr. Sumit is an honest and hard working doctor who openly takes a stand against wrong practices in society. He is committed to his profession and left behind life in a big city to serve the poor and needy in the small town of Pratapur. He is also a classmate of Sneha from the medical college and has a soft corner for her.
A successful lawyer, Arjun lives in Mumbai and loves Sneha deeply. He separates from her over ideological differences and misunderstandings. With time he accepts Sneha’s ideals and follows her path.
An errant adolescent who consumes drugs under peer pressure, Raghu commits crimes such as stealing from his own home and attacking Preeta with acid. During his time in prison, he reforms and decides to transform adolescents like himself.
Dr. Jain is the chairman at Maanavta hospital at Pratapur. This is a hospital that has been set up by a few enlightened wealthy individuals of the place committed to giving back to the community. Maanavta hospital boasts of state of the art facilities but has been set up especially to serve the poor. The values and principles of selfless service define the hospital and Dr. Jain’s attitude who is dedicated to it.
Munna is the ward boy at Maanavta hospital, an entertaining, hard working fellow who is a huge resource for the hospital. Ever ready with his wit and humor, he always has solutions to problems and fits in wherever there is a need.
Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon (I, a woman, can achieve anything)
The inspiration for Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon lies in Haule Haule – a short 22-minute film commissioned by the National Rural Health Mission for the World Population Day in 2010. Produced by PFI, Haule Haule was appreciated across the country for both its substantive content on family planning and for its high entertainment value.
FEROZ ABBAS KHAN
He is renowned for his play Tumhari Amrita, his debut film Gandhi, My Father garnered critical praise and three national awards. He is aneminent theatre and film director and the producer of Haule Haule. One of India’s most socially committed creative minds, he has used his refined sensibilities and illustrious theatre background to convert his deep commitment to social causes into brilliantly conceptualizing the serial.
A global thought leader in the field of entertainment-education and Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Texas at El Paso, Arvind has advised us on how to make ‘bahut mushkil’ (‘very difficult’) subjects such as sex selection, child marriage, prevention of unwanted pregnancies, domestic violence, and sensitization of boys, entertaining and thought-provoking.
Founder member of HCL, Ajai Chowdhry has advised and guided us to expand the vision of Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon from a TV serial to a trans-media initiative. Renowned for his pioneering work in Information Communication & Technology, Dr. Chowdhry provides critical inputs for adapting ideas and content to multiple formats.
PFI’s Executive Director, Poonam has worked closely with experts, including members of PFI’s Advisory Council, and after passionate conversations spread over many hours, they zeroed in on using popular communication media to change attitudes and behavior by providing positive messages to viewers on women’s rights and health. Their energy, alacrity and conviction helped conceptualize the serial, mobilize funds, and more importantly, attract the best minds to translate the concept into action.
The team includes professionals from different fields including communication, advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, research, programme implementation and finance: Ritesh Datta, Noor Parvin-Aboobacker, Abhijit Mali, Sona Sharma, Shree Venkatram, Jyoti Jha, Sanjay Pandey, Alok Vajpeyi, Pravin Jha, Apala Majumdar and Milan Rana
Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon is a flagship initiative, a true reflection of PFI’s commitment to advancing women’s health, promoting women’s empowerment and fulfilling women’s rights.