Amid strong opinions against the objectification of women in Bollywood of late — more so after actor Aamir Khan dedicated an entire segment to it on his television show, actor Priyanka Chopra says that she has personally tried to make a difference as the work that she chooses has never made her feel that she is degrading her womanhood in any way.
“I have not come across a song which I have done, which I feel has been insulting to me. But I do try and play parts which are of strong women. I want India to see that women are not just pretty little objects,” says Priyanka adding, “As an actor, you don’t only get those kinds of parts, you get other parts as well. However, with me it has not happened that I have felt objectified.”
While she is against the wrong portrayal of women on screen, she says that there is a fine line between appreciating something and objectifying it. “I believe that there is a fine line between objectifying a woman and appreciating her beauty. We come from the land of Kama Sutra, which appreciates beauty, yet there is no objectification. We can be careful about equating a woman to objects which are consumable … it is a fine line which every individual can follow,” she says.
However, Priyanka feels that filmmakers need their creative license too. “You can’t stop an artist from creating … so if there is a film that is not meant for kids, parents should ensure that kids below 18 years don’t land up for it.”