March 17, 2012 02:09:28 PM IST Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
She was speaking during one of the panel discussions at FICCI Frames 2012 on the subject of 'Women in Media & Entertainment circa 2012: Leading From the Front?' The session was moderated by Rajeev Masand and Barkha Dutt, Ekta Kapoor, Jeni Tosi, Usha Uthup, and Anuradha Prasad were the other participants. The panel focused on the journey and the challenges women achievers in the media and entertainment industry have to traverse and their current success and stature in a world that has primarily been a male bastion.
To a question if she aspires to work with Khans, contrary to what everyone believes, she replied in an affirmative. She would love to work with Khans if an opportunity comes her way. She also added that she had been fortunate to be offered good scripts and varied roles that allow her to explore herself as an actor. Adding a personal note she said that the success of her last few films has helped her feel comfortable about herself. On being asked if she ever felt discriminated against as a woman, she said she was brought up in an environment where no restrictions were put on her because she was a girl. She could do what she wanted to and never ever felt disadvantaged because of her gender.
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)