BY ANUJ RADIA
The #MeToo movement created an uproar in 2017 with many Hollywood actresses coming out in the open about their sexual harassment incidents.
Hollywood biggies like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman’s names popped up and a revolution was born.
When a British newspaper asked Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone if such an outcry would be possible in Bollywood, the actress stated, “We’re in the same position as the rest of the world, I think we’re all in this together.
There’s so much more awareness. There are so many people who speak up and I think in the same way that we see the wheels moving in the right direction globally, I see the same thing happening in India as well.”
Padukone also got candid about dealing with her fair share of sexism and shared, “There were lots of things I was advised [to do]. To get a boob job, do the beauty pageants.
They felt it was the right way to be recognised or picked up by a Bollywood director or producer. It might be an easier way to achieve what you want to achieve. But I haven’t been that person; I’ve always followed my gut.”
Meanwhile, Deepika’s last release was Padmaavat, which was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and also starred Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Padmaavat released on January 25, 2018, and was a hit at the box-office.
Deepika is rumoured to be starring in a Wonder Woman-inspired superhero film.