Bollywood has already shown us the strong side of a woman with movies like MARDAANI, MARY KOM, KAHAANI amongst others. But on the occasion of Women’s Day this year, Bollywood celebs like Taapsee Pannu, Tina Desai & Richa Chadha speak about women empowerment.
|TAAPSEE PANNU and RICHA CHADDA|
After enacting women power in Akshay Kumar’s BABY, Taapsee Pannu speaks about the importance of empowering women. She said, “I wish this women’s day we have women stand for each other. Instead of requesting men to help make a difference for us lets realize our own potential and help ourselves. Realize that there is nothing that we can’t do and it’s only a matter of self-realization. Don’t become a hurdle for another woman or a reason for her to feel dejected, instead help her to raise herself from the shackles of time and chauvinism.”
Tina Desai also quoted, “I feel that the best empowerment is knowledge. If the girl child is educated, she can get a job, and an income. This empowers her, gives her confidence, an opinion, respect and better ability to stand up and support herself. I feel education is the answer to a lot of problems that plague any society.”
She stressed on the fact that education plays an important role in any woman’s life, and that women education should be given more importance to on this women’s day. “This women’s day, I’d like to see efforts made in that direction. Maybe subsidized education for poorer families, or parents making an effort to admit their daughters to school, or grants/scholarships for girls interested in studying. Something that encourages parents to educate their daughters…” she spoke.
Richa Chadha, seemed to relate the agony of her GANGS OF WASSEYPUR character with reality. “I wish that people in this country, men and women, would start treating women as human beings, at par with men, and not just as baby-vending machines, unpaid household workers, dowry bringers and objects for sexual gratification,” she quoted.
Richa did not only speak about the problem, but also gave a solution to the issue. “To make life better for women in India, Indian women must get more courageous and vocal about their problems, and society as well as politicians and the law enforcers must become compassionate and firm,” she said.