PARI­NEETI SAYS SHE’S NOT A FEM­I­NIST

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Ac­tor Pari­neeti Cho­pra, wants to be seen as a role model rather than a fem­i­nist.

When asked if her un­der­stand­ing on women is­sues has de­vel­oped af­ter join­ing films, the 26-year-old ac­tor said, “I am very of­ten con­fused to be a fem­i­nist but I am not. Af­ter com­ing to Bol­ly­wood, I’ve be­come stronger and more re­spon­si­ble. I feel proud of be­ing a woman. I speak against gen­der in­equal­ity. I am the brand am­bas­sador for Haryana’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padao cam­paign. And I think it is im­por­tant for me to strive for equal­ity,” said the ac­tor.

She says her en­try in Bol­ly­wood has reaf­firmed her be­lief in gen­der equal­ity and the need to fill the gap of in­equal­ity be­tween men and women.

“I un­der­stand and ac­cept that any­thing that I do, could, and I hope, should in­spire young girls. Now I’m very par­tic­u­lar about what I say or do. If that makes me half a fem­i­nist, so be it. I want girls to be treated in the same way as men. Some­where we lack that in our coun­try. So, I do want to be a role model but not a fem­i­nist,” she added.

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