‘CHANGE MINDSETS BEFORE CAMPAIGNS’
AMID the sexual harassment stories which rocked Hollywood last year, and more recently across the border in Pakistan, closer home, the truth is as sinister.
At a time when the entertainment world is witnessing iconic movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up, where actresses are finding the strength to openly share their experiences of sexual harassment, in India when given a chance to make amends, celebrities refuse to even broach the topic.
However, Kareena Kapoor Khan has a different take on why Bollywood has not spoken up on the issue. She believes that Indians first need to change their mindset before diving into campaigns.
“I think if campaigns have to help then people have to first change their mindsets, the way they think. The society needs to change their thoughts before they do campaigns. Campaigns, of course, really work on social media, but I think first you need to change the mindset, the way a typical Indian man would think before we talk about hundred other things. There are a lot of deep-rooted issues that need to be addressed first,” Kareena told India Today TV in an exclusive interview.
Kareena Kapoor Khan returns to the big screen after almost two years, with Veere Di Wedding on June 1. The film revolves around four best friends navigating through life while still trying to live it up.
This film is a first of its kind. While we have seen films on friendship and bonhomie, they usually revolve around male leads. Be it Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara or Dil Chahta Hai, more often than not, we have seen three boys set off on a journey.
With Veere Di Wedding, Kareena confessed that it was the urge to do something different, which is why she picked this film.