Deepika is changing the gender equations in Bollywood: Madhur

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 15:15 IST

Known for his women-centric films, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said that there are a number of issues that still need to be addressed on the silver screen. Madhur, who began the trend of women protagonists with Chandni Bar, Page 3, Fashion, Corporate and Heroine, also expressed happiness over the trend of making women-centric movies gathering a momentum in Bollywood and that the top actress getting their due.

"I am happy (that) a lot of other people are making women-centric films. I feel that in our country there are a lot of issues that need to be told through our point of view of women. It is a great moment for all of us. There are audience who are watching for this kind of cinema," Madhur said.

Though female actors have proved themselves by delivering hit films but in terms of pay scale there is still a disparity between them and their male counterparts. "It is male dominant industry, be it Hollywood or Bollywood, it happens everywhere," Madhur said. However, he feels that the trend is changing now with at least top actresses getting their due. "But slowly and gradually a lot of actresses are taking position like Deepika Padukone.

Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif have reached a level where they are getting good pay and due what they wanted. It is a good thing," he said. Madhur is looking forward to the release of Calendar Girls. He recently launched the trailer of the film. "Whosoever has seen the trailer is saying good things about the film. Everybody is interested to watch the movie," he said.

For Calendar Girls Madhur cast five newcomers. "This movie required newcomers. Calendar Girls is the platform of new girls," he added.

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