Life goes beyond loving and being loved for a woman. And it’s those facets that Bhumi Pednekar has been bringing alive on screen right from her Bollywood debut Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2014). As an actor, who has been representative of the changing face of women in Indian cinema, does she feel sexism in the industry has reduced over the years?
“I think the situation has definitely become better. But I don’t think it’s enough because it’s not just about films… Women are barely there in places of power in the world. The gap is so wide, but even though it’s extremely slow, it’s filling up,” says the 30-year-old.
She feels the change more so because of her collaborators. “The kind of people that I am working with, even the men, are working towards bridging the gap. And they’re doing it through the cinema that they make. I’m part of a group in our fraternity that is actively trying through various ways to empower our gender. But there are so many issues.”