I am not a feminist: Neha Dhupia

Still many of the projects and big films are riding on male actor in this business. 

Published: 07th March 2017 02:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2017 07:44 AM   |  A+A-


What was the turning point in your career?
I feel getting your first break is always the turning point of your career. Doing films like Qayamat: City Under Threat, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama and Ek Chalis Ki Last Local were teaching points for me.

I don’t know if they are my turning point or not they will definitely be on my list that has taught me something and I found them as my call to this industry. It’s not like I get tons and tons of script but, from the ones I do, I choose the right ones for me.

Has the position of women changed in last few years?
It seems a fair bit, with some great performances from films like Queen. When Kareena Kapoor did Jab We Met or when Vidya Balan did films like Kahaani 2 and Dirty Picture. (Previously, there used to be a gap between a female and male actor) now, it’s not the same.

But, still I feel there’s a huge gap that needs to be break. Still many of the projects and big films are riding on male actor in this business. 
Have you ever faced any obstacles on gender?

Not really. There are pre-conceived notions about what a man can do and what a woman can do. I am very proud of myself when I was associated with Roadies last year; there were no gender biases on the show.

It’s a great thing. In fact one of the reasons why I have supported this show so much because we always believe that what a man can do even a woman can do that better.

Having said that there are certain people that believe women have certain kind of jobs to do and a man has certain kinds of jobs to do but, it is changing I have never felt it in particular. If anybody wants to make me feel like that, I would like to prove them wrong. I am not a feminist because feminism does not mean putting a man down but as a human being I would always like to uplift the women. I feel we are not weaker in anyway.

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