Anushka Sharma on backing female led stories: I’m committed to sparking conversation in society about equality

In a recent interview, Anushka Sharma has opened up about producing women-led films for the past few years. She also asserted that as a producer, she will not allow women to be depicted regressively.
Anushka Sharma on backing female led stories: I’m committed to sparking conversation in society about equality
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Anushka Sharma, who has recently embraced motherhood, has been ruling the Hindi film industry for 13 years now. From portraying the role of an ambitious wedding planner in the 2010 film Band Baaja Baaraat to essaying the role of a fearless woman Meera in the 2015 film NH10, she has showcased different shades of women. Almost in all the films, her characters had a strong head on their shoulders and all have a common thread that tied them together. In 2015, Anushka launched her production house and since she has backed several female-led stories.

She has put efforts to change the depiction of women in Indian cinema. Now, she is backing another powerful story Mai, starring Sakshi Tanwar in the lead role. In a recent interview with Mid-Day, she has opened up about producing women-led films for the past few years. Talking about the same, she said that from the initial days of her career, she knew that she didn’t want to be boxed as the leading man’s arm candy. The actress further added that she has been conscious enough to select roles that she felt could contribute towards changing the portrayal of women on screen. She was done seeing herself as an accessory. She also vowed that as a producer, she will not allow women to be depicted regressively. “It took a lot of self-belief, but it was liberating to do this for myself,” Sharma added.

After NH10, she has also backed the film Bulbbul in 2020, which depicted the folklore of a blood-thirsty witch from a feminist gaze. The story of her upcoming venture Mai revolves around a mother who accidentally gets sucked into the world of violence and power. Talking about the same, she said that with each project, she aims to challenge society’s patriarchal ways.

Further, Anushka said that movies have the power to impact change and help people determine what is right and wrong. “By being clear about how we will depict women in cinema, we can alter the mindset of people, and shatter age-old beliefs and customs,” she added.  She also stated that her film choices and productions are a testimony to the fact that she is committed to sparking a conversation in society about ‘equality, self-respect and empowerment’.

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Anonymous 1 month ago

first pay the technical team of movies well

Anonymous 1 month ago

Here comes another delusional feminist who does nothing for equality but keeps talking about it nevertheless.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Just, ugh.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What a horrendous picture of her.

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