EXCLUSIVE: Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is the most recent superstar to name for movie festivals to undertake gender-neutral appearing awards classes.
Following within the footsteps of Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett and director Kornél Mundruczó, who’ve voiced their help for the change whereas at this week’s Venice Movie Pageant, Khurrana advised us: “Gender-neutral awards ought to develop into the norm. I wholeheartedly laud the Berlin Movie Pageant’s determination to award gender-neutral recognitions and I hope all movie festivals the world over and India comply with go well with.”
The Berlin Movie Pageant introduced final month that it’ll develop into the primary main pageant to cast off the excellence between female and male appearing classes. As an alternative, Silver Bears can be awarded for finest main efficiency and finest supporting efficiency.
The Andhadhun and Vicky Donor star continued: “We’re all actors on the finish of the day and gender divisions solely spotlight the lengthy prevalent divisive nature of societies. Thus, it’s important that gender-neutral awards ought to develop into the norm in relation to adjudicating the most effective work in a 12 months.
“Gender divisions are too deep rooted and the movie business can actually do their bit to champion change. Gendered awards, based on me, are completely outdated and ought to be scrapped. I critically hope all award features in India take a step in the precise path and do what’s the most evident factor in direction of having a extra progressive society. For me, good performances are good performances and they need to be seen with out the gender lens.”
As we reported final month, Nationwide Movie Award-winner Khurrana is gearing up to star with Vaani Kapoor within the new movie from director Abhishek Kapoor.