Taapsee Pannu of Baby and Pink fame, believes feminism is about working towards gender equality and not demanding reservation or extra rights.
The actor who has played strong roles in movies depicting the women of today was attending an event in Mumbai where she unveiled a poster of common women
Taapsee claims to be a common woman herself.
She says, “We should start with equality in education, where you have the right to say something, to stand for something which you believe in. Feminist isn’t someone who is going to ask for a reservation or extra rights or an edge over the other gender… No, that’s not called feminism.”
“It’s someone who works towards gender equality.” She said.
“If there is anything I can, I will do it for a lot of common women.” she added.
In response to the question where she was asked as to how does she maintain as a common woman after all the fame and fan following, she said, “I would like to thank those people who are from outside the film industry, those who have supported me and brought in me the sense of being a common woman. That is very important because when you are an actor, you can lose the sense of reality.”
She added, “You have to be very real, very grounded and very normal and that’s where my family and friends stepped in. I think because of their support, I wasn’t scared to fall… That’s why I kept on taking one risk after the other, that’s my backbone.”
Taapsee ‘s upcoming film Judwaa 2 is all set to release on September 29, 2017.