50% OF WORK FORCE ON SETS IS FE­MALE: BACHCHAN

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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.”

PHOTO: KA­MAL SINGH/PTI

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