DEHRADUN, Sept. 21 -- Actress Anjali Pandey has produced, directed, acted in, written the story and screenplay of a short film (13 minutes) "Mahina", highlighting taboos around menstruation that still prevail in society.

'Mahina' also marks the debut of Anjali Pandey's production house, "Guardian Angel's Entertainment".

A number of films tackle the stigma around periods, but they frequently reduce discussions to only the feeling of shame. 'Mahina' explores the cruelty that still exists in remote areas due to lack of education, which results in acts of brutality towards women.

The short film features Anjali and Karan Mehra, an urban couple, who decide to visit a village. Their trip turns into a nightmare when they become witness to absu...