Actress Sonam Kapoor says gender equality is a human issue. Sonam on Friday retweeted a post by the Senate of Canada.
It pointed out how Canada’s Senate has stood for making the country’s national anthem gender-neutral by deleting the word sons and changing it for us.
Applauding this, the Neerja actress tweeted: “Gender Equality is a human issue and we’re entitled to have equal rights. Glad to see Canada taking the lead on this.”
On the Bollywood front, Sonam currently awaits the release of her film Padman. The film, which delves into menstrual problems and hygiene, is directed by R. Balki.
Sonam Kapoor believes that educating girls about their bodies is equivalent to empowering them to feel more confident about taking care of themselves.
“When we educate girls about their bodies and its changes, we empower them to not only take care of themselves but also feel more confident in doing so. When we embolden the youth of our communities, we create a positive change for the future,” Sonam said in a statement.
After her performance in Neerja which not only received positive reviews, but also got Sonam a special mention at the National Awards, has her criteria for choosing a film changed?
Sonam told IANS: “It is the combination of the story and my character; screen timing does not matter to me, honestly. One does not have to be in every single frame of the film to create an impact of the character. If my part is well-crafted, even with three scenes, my character can make a major impact on the story. And that’s what matters.”
Sonam says she is primarily interested in working with good directors because film-making is a collaborative art where working with the right team brings the best of every creative individual.
Slated to release on Friday, Padman also stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles.