Anuskha Sharma’s take on instances of Gender Inequality in B-Townby Aakanksha Solanki July 31 2017, 6:27 pm
It’s hard to speak up when, once the wise said that, words are a double-edged sword. A lot of us don’t speak because the swinging might be on its way to our neck. Hence, a lot of women in Bollywood remain silent. However, some decide to use the sword, joining the pack alongside Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma spoke about the underlined truth about gender inequality in the industry. Compared to male actors several actions differ when it comes to female artists.
It doesn’t just stop with gender inequality, nepotism and racism too are things actors have been speaking about in recent days. The tides are now changing and people of B-town are talking openly about it and choosing not to lead their way to the burial. Kangana Ranaut just quaked the producers about her comment on nepotism, which remains to be a trending topic. Not forgetting the time, Nawazuddin Siddiqui expressed his views about the racism he faced in the industry.
Correspondingly Anushka Sharma spoke about how the gender divide she faces in the industry is the problem also encountered by a lot of actresses in B-town. As quoted in an interview with Mid-Day, Anushka said, “Films led by female actors do not open to remarkable numbers. A lot of us are trying to change that with the kind of work we do. Who said that the industry was fair? Talking of the gender divide won’t make it go away. Male actors are better valued than us in hindi cinema. As an actor, what I can do is choose roles that send out a message of empowerment, both as the actor and the character. As producer, I am trying to foster a new value system that makes content king in the long run.”
She boldly opened up about the response to Bombay Velvet, the film was of much more relevance to her co-star Ranbir Kapoor as she says, “What happened to him was unfair. He is one of the best actors we have today. But it’s also because Bombay Velvet was Johnny’s film more than Rosie’s. I would have been held solely responsible if NH10 had flopped, not because I produced it, but because the film was riding on my shoulders. But, he continues to be targeted also because of other films he did [that didn’t fare well]. I was relatively less affected because I had successful films before and after Bombay Velvet.”
Well completely agreeing with the case of NH10, she produced this film and she acted in it as well. It was a risk worth taken. The film indeed did good business too. Whereas, everyone’s been talking said that the films that have female protagonist don’t turn out to be lucrative. And this needs to end somewhere down the line. There are many examples such as Queen, Fashion and more movies that have done exceptionally well.