Short, Human Interest, Honor Killing
Runtime: 22:00


"Forbidden" is a short dramatic thriller that follows a Sikh woman named Jasleen, who is running away with her Muslim lover, Fahwaz. 
Jasleen’s culture and religious conscious family wants her to marry within the Sikh community, and are shocked when she suddenly disappears. After Jasleen and Fahwaz elope, they think they have found happiness—but Jasleen’s family tracks the couple down and commit horrific acts in defense of their family honour. .

Director: Vibha Gulati is a working film professional  in the Indian motion picture industry. Forbidden marks her directorial debut. She attended the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and graduated with an MFA degree. Soon after, she completed a screenwriting degree at NYU and attained certification in Script Supervision from UCLA. 
Since then, Vibha has worked on a number of Bollywood and Independent feature films including  Bedoprata Pain's 'Chittagong,' Rohan Sippy's 'Nautanki Saala,'  Prashant Nair's 'Umrika,' Danis 'Tanovic's 'Tigers,' and several others. Vibha is now working towards a full time career as a writer and director for feature films.  ​



New York Film Festival