Women get judged all the time: Vidya
Actor Vidya Balan (left), who features in a music video that is aimed at making people understand that judging a woman on the basis of her appearance is trivial, says women need more encouragement from the society.
“I feel women are judged all the time. They are judged by the clothes they wear, the length of their hair, the way they talk and even the way they walk. Women just need encouragement to be themselves,” she says.
The 36-year-old Bollywood star also feels that one way of getting rid of crime against women is by becoming financially independent.
“Money is power and there are a lot of times when women face issues because they are not independent. Economic independence gives you the freedom of choice. Education, too, makes a difference,” said Balan, who also feels that we are not living in a progressive society.
“We entrust the power of our lives to them (men). They began to abuse that power in a lot of ways and this is why even educated men feel that they have the right to do anything with women,” says Vidya.
The actor has been part of several women-centric films such as No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Kahaani.