Rao feels it’s shame­ful women are still fight­ing for equal pay

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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.

PHOTO: SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP

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