Rao feels it’s shameful women are still fighting for equal pay
Filmmaker Kiran Rao (right) said it is sad that women have remained suppressed through generations and it is “shameful” that they are still fighting for equal pay.
The director said women have always had to struggle to fight for their rights.
“Historically, girls and women have been suppressed. It’s known to all that for 1,000 years, women have been given secondary position. Not in India, but in other parts of the world women got voting rights much later. All over the world, women have to struggle to get their rights and recognition. If we talk about pay, the fact that women have to fight for ‘equal pay for equal work’ is shameful,” Kiran said. “I just want to tell women that the best message through this film is that don’t be scared to dream. Don’t be scared to desire or want things. It’s your right to have freedom,” she added.