‘CHANGE MIND­SETS BE­FORE CAM­PAIGNS’

Mail Today - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Piya Hin­go­rani in Mum­bai

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.

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