50% OF WORK FORCE ON SETS IS FEMALE: BACHCHAN
Actor Amitabh Bachchan (above) says if there is one major change that’s come in the film industry is that there are more female workers on a film set today. “During my time, there would be two women on set, the heroine and her mother. But now, almost 50% of the work force on a film set is female. All managed by young girls. They are just looking after everything,” Bachchan said.
He said women working in key departments makes an actor’s job easy. “It’s wonderful to see the kind of dedication they put in. We rely a lot on them. For some reason we feel the ladies are never going to make mistake. I am just free to be able to say my lines and not worry about the continuity or what I should be wearing.”
“These were things we had to look after ourselves in our time, now there are wonderful ladies who come around and do this for you,” Bachchan added. The actor, 74, observed that not just in the technical departments, but there are a lot of women in direction and writing as well. “We now have prominent female directors, excellent writers and I hope this continues. We need them to come forward and tell the men, that they are better than men.”