Vidya speaks about women in cinema!

Vidya Balan has been in­vited to speak at the Women Eco­nomic Fo­rum 2015 in Goa; she will also be hon­oured at the event

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Vidya Balan has been in­vited to talk about the por­trayal of women in In­dian cinema at the on-go­ing Women Eco­nomic Fo­rum 2015 in Goa.

The ac­tor, who has played sev­eral women-cen­tric roles in movies such as No One Killed Jes­sica (2011), The Dirty Pic­ture (2011) and Ka­haani (2012), will speak at a ses­sion on May 10.

“Vidya will talk about the por­trayal of women in In­dian cinema. She was ap­proached by the or­gan­is­ers — All Ladies League, an NGO — last week and she in­stantly gave her nod,” says a source.

Many dig­ni­taries, in­clud­ing au­thors, politi­cians, and en­trepreneurs from across the globe will also talk about women’s em­pow­er­ment at the event.

“She was sup­posed to dub for her up­com­ing film on the same day, but she ad­justed her sched­ule to at­tend the event,” adds the source.

Vidya will also be given an award post her ses­sion. “She will be hon­oured as the Iconic Woman of the Decade for her ex­cel­lent por­trayal of char­ac­ters that em­power women,” adds the source.

When con­tacted, Vidya con­firmed the news, and said, “I’m happy to be in­vited to speak at the event. I be­lieve this in­ter­na­tional fo­rum will be a great place to show­case the po­ten­tial of women’s lead­er­ship glob­ally.”

I be­lieve this in­ter­na­tional fo­rum will be a great place to show­case the po­ten­tial of women’s lead­er­ship glob­ally.

— Vidya Balan, ac­tor

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