Madhuri Dixit: A Wonderful Time For Women To Be In The Movies
Panaji, November 28: Pointing out that with more women entering various departments in the film industry, films were getting better for women, actress Madhuri Dixit said on Sunday that it was a wonderful time for women to be in the movies. .
Participating in the closing ceremony of the 52nd edition of the India International Film Festival here, where she was honored, Madhuri, while answering a question about what has changed in the world of cinema, has said: “There are a lot of changes but the one big change is when I was going to shoot earlier, the women on sets were either actresses or hairdressers. Today, when I go on sets, there are women in all departments – whether as assistant directors, directors, cameramen or screenwriters.
“Watching them, it feels good to know that we are making progress. Movies are also getting better for women. I think it’s a wonderful time for women to be in the movies. This is the biggest change, ”she said.
Earlier, in a speech at the event, the actress said: “It is heartwarming to note that IFFI provides a global platform for Indian content creators, technicians, to showcase the prowess from Indian entertainment to the world. “
Emphasizing that making a film was not easy, the actress said, “It takes months, even years, to bring a story to the public. I would like to thank every filmmaker, artist and technician for their perseverance and for the courage to hold on to their dreams, for giving us the chance to fall in love with their stories.
Even during her speech, the actress took the time to specifically call for the contribution of women and their voices, which she says “have become so essential to the growth of not only our industry but our nation as well. “.
Stressing that IFFI this year had started its journey, awarding one of the country’s most iconic actresses, Hema Malini, with the Indian Cinema Personality of the Year award, the actress told IFFI , in recent days, had presented several films led by women, both behind and in front of the camera.
“I congratulate them for their conviction, their commitment and for being a source of inspiration to the young generation of women designers, writers and actresses as they strive to stand out in this industry,” she said. declared.(IANS)