In Netflix’s new movie, Skater Girl, Perna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta) fights against all odds to follow her dreams of becoming a skater even though she lives in a remote village in Rajasthan, India, where gender roles are strictly defined.
Perna gets a boost when London-based advertising executive Jessica (Amy Maghera) arrives in the village to learn more about her late father. Jessica is more than willing to help the local kids learn more about skate-boarding, even getting them skateboards, after they learn about the sport from one of Jessica’s good friends who skates into town to visit her.
Even though obstacles are all around them, Jessica becomes dead set on building the kids a skatepark while Perna works toward competing in the National Skateboarding Championships.
Skater Girl is written, directed and produced by Manjari Makijany. Besides Gupta and Maghera, the film also stars Shafin Patel and Jonathan Readwin with a special appearance by Waheeda Rehman. It’s produced by Emmanuel Pappas and co-written and produced by Vinati Makijany.
Skater Girl debuts globally on Netflix on June 11