Bollywood actresses have not only made a remarkable contribution in the entertainment industry but also in the lives of individual females of the society. Bold and beautiful Indian actresses like Deepika Padukone, PeeCee and others have reached unbelievable heights in their career.
Feminism is not about girl power. It is about equal power
Bollywood divas are nothing less than role models for every girl in this country. Where still in the remote areas, female-education is not given appropriate importance, these actresses are painting the sky with their own colors and are persuading other girls for doing the same.
Here is what these 5 Bollywood actresses think about the term ‘feminism’ in global aspects:
Portraying the character of a strong women officer in the American TV series Quantico, Priyanka says, “I don’t think it’s feminist, but it’s empowerment. It’s got very strong female characters, and I don’t think it’s a bra-burning feminist show where you’re like, we hate men, but we have really strong male characters, too. It gives females an opportunity to be equal with the boys, and I think that’s really progressive.”
Completely transformed Parineeti says, “I do want to be a role model but not a feminist.” “I am very often confused to be a feminist but I am not. I am really not. I do feel proud of my gender, of being a woman. I do speak against gender inequality. I want girls to be treated the way men are. Somewhere we lack that in our country.”
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Veteran Bollywood actress says, “I don’t think I’m a feminist. I am independent and strong, which is what women should be like.”
Anglo-Indian actress addresses this issue as “People say I am not open, but is being open only talking about your relationships? I don’t think I am feminist but I don’t think an actress should be made to speak about the men in her life when there is so much more to her and what she has achieved. We need to respect that.”
The glorious SOTY star says, “I’m almost a feminist and believe if a girl wants to do something she should be able to do it in the same way that a man is able to, which is sometimes a problem in our country. It’s about having power over women but, at the same time, there is a side to our culture that respects women with all its might – people pray to women idols, so generalizing doesn’t help.”
These actresses are not only stating a valid point but are in complete support of gender-equality, if not feminism. Stay tuned for more lifestyle related updates.