Sonam Kapoor, who has been highlighting the contributions of girls within the movie business together with her #WomenInFilm collection on Instagram, talked about sexism in Bollywood. She stated that there must be a change within the method that tune lyrics and scripts are written about girls.
In a brand new interview, Sonam stated that even now, it’s believed that feminine actors have to act and gown in a sure means. She added that ladies have to take a stand for themselves and ‘make higher selections’
“There nonetheless exists this concept of working with the ‘large hero’ to succeed. And feminine actors have to be a sure means, gown a sure means, and speak in a sure method to ‘slot in’. You continue to have your groups reminding you to ‘match the mould’. I’m lucky that my crew isn’t like that, nevertheless it occurs on a regular basis!,” she instructed Cosmopolitan India.
Sonam stated that the ladies of the movie business have to rally collectively and switch down movies and initiatives which might be sexist. “Have a look at the way in which tune lyrics or scripts are written about girls… that should change. The best way girls are portrayed and talked about within the business just isn’t okay, and as girls, we should always not comply with work in these movies as a result of we’re simply harming ourselves. There isn’t any worth too excessive, particularly contemplating all that has occurred over this yr… Every considered one of us must make higher selections, or we might be subjected to a witch-hunt and we might be burnt on the stake!,” she stated.
Earlier, on the HT Youth Discussion board in Chandigarh, Sonam had talked about doing her bit to discourage pay disparity in Bollywood. “I refuse to work with movie producers who pay feminine actors lower than males. I used to be instructed, ‘You’ll be able to afford to take action as you might have a security web. You come from a wealthy household.’ I’ve been fending for myself since I used to be 18. It’s laborious for me additionally to say no to cash however as somebody who feels it’s not morally proper to get much less paid than male stars, I don’t work for such producers,” she stated.
Sonam, who accomplished 13 years in Bollywood earlier this month, had two releases final yr – Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and The Zoya Issue. She is but to verify her subsequent mission.
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