B-City star Anushka Sharma opened up concerning the significance of portraying robust feminine characters on display because the world marks the Worldwide Girls’s Day.
The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil star was quoted by FilmiBeat saying: “Our films have the power to impact change and if done correctly, films can also condition people to make them determine between what is right and what is wrong. By being clear about how we will portray women in cinema, we can alter the mindset of people towards how they perceive women and shatter age-old, regressive beliefs, customs and traditions.”
“I think I have been conscious enough to select roles and films that I felt could contribute towards changing the portrayal of women on screen. It took a lot of self-belief for me to do this as an actor and then as a producer because I was somehow swimming against the tide and challenging the notion of how women were so far portrayed on screen,” she continued.
“It was liberating for me to face up and do that for myself. I used to be completed seeing myself as an adjunct and I vowed that as a producer I may also not enable any girl to be portrayed regressively. So, my movie selections after which my productions are a sworn statement to the truth that I am dedicated in direction of sparking a dialog in society about equality, self-respect and empowerment,” added the diva.