#WomensDay and Bollywood: Women were once "nonexistent", says Amitabh Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who's shooting for "Thugs of Hindostan" at Jodhpur's historic Mehrangarh Fort, said it was heartening to see women working on the sets of a film, a place where they were "nonexistent" at a time. He took to his blog to praise the women for the efficiency and discipline they brought on the location of the Vijay Krishna Acharya-directed project. Here's more.
What did Amitabh write on his blog?
Amitabh wrote, "Entire controls (on location) barring a few, are managed by the ladies. Efficient, demanding, disciplined, screaming their heads off to inefficiency, but getting it done. So remarkable." He added: "Such a joy to see the ladies on set...a region where they were nonexistent in the years gone by. In my time there were just 2...The leading lady and her mother. That's it."
Times are changing fast, so are opinions on women: Bachchan
The 75-year-old veteran actor said times are changing fast as women are coming forward to claim workplaces - their right. Bachchan stated: "A majority management by young professionals, running the show with panache and bearing. The industry changeth...as does the world and its opinions on women. There's a voice that now resounds about for their rightful place. For equality. For recognition. And for respect."
Bollywood celebs wish fans on Women's Day
Meanwhile, other Bollywood celebrities such as Anushka Sharma, Twinkle Khanna, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, and Varun Dhawan also took to social media to wish their fans on International Women's Day. Anushka urged the women to keep fighting for their rights and not surrender to adversities.
Every step makes a difference, says Anushka Sharma
Wishing her fans, Anushka said women must believe in something strongly and do their bit; she asked them not to give up what they're fighting for. Twinkle Khanna shared a text asking women to "embrace" their "diving feminine power" this Women's Day. Juhi tweeted, "To every little girl who believes she can... YES she CAN!" while Kajol tweeted, "Fight like a woman #happywomensday."
Women need to be respected every day: Varun
Quoting Beyonce's hit number "Run the world", Varun Dhawan said women should be respected every day, not just on Women's Day. He tweeted, "I hope we realize we don't need a day to remind us to respect women because we need to do it everyday."