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STAR TALK ON WOMEN'S DAY

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Television actors talk about how they view women power and their position in society and women who have been an inspiration for them

Mouli Ganguly

I don't think we need a special day to celebrate women. I strongly believe in gender equality in terms of opportunities accorded. It’s unfortunate that even today, people think it is more important to educate a boy than a girl who is relegated to staying at home and learning household chores instead. It is high time that we stop expecting women to be ‘self-sacrificing demi-goddesses’ or the ‘epitome of simplicity and perfection’.

Ridhi Dogra

There are many women out there who do not get heard and appreciated for all the sacrifices they make and efforts they put in for their family. Some women purposely keep themselves in the background to let others shine. We need to celebrate women every single day. It is really sad that in a country where goddesses are worshipped that crime against women is on the rise. We need to raise our girls to be fearless and independent.

Bhagyashree

This year, the day is really very special to me. I would like to thank Dr. Samir Mansuri, who is  blind since birth, and working for his NGO ‘Blind’s Dream’ to fulfill blind girls' dreams. I will celebrate Women’s Day with Princess India, wherein I will proudly see visually impaired girls from all over India walk the ramp.

Sonalika Joshi

We should respect women every single day. Women have proved to be strong achievers. In my show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah chashmah’, they always come up with related topics like Beti bachavo, Beti padhavo etc.

Arjun Bijlani

The women of today are equal to men in all respects. Society is far more progressive than before. Women security is still an issue at times that needs to be addressed. An inspiration is my mom who has always been my support.

Shoma Anand

I feel it is very important to celebrate Women’s Day because we need to feel proud and celebrate the day for our success. In India, women are growing, they have secured their own identity and are strongly moving towards the betterment of the country. I wish every woman respects other women in her life and helps out a woman in need when she comes across another woman, only then will we be truly empowered.

Shashank Vyas

I believe that without a mother nothing can grow or exist just like our Mother Earth. Similarly without women life cannot exist hence women hold the power to future. In today's day and age, women are very independent, strong and inspiring. To name a few I have a list of my favorite inspirational women. Bachendri Pal, Smriti Irani, Kiran Bedi, Neerja Bhanot and it goes on.

Divyajotee Sharma

In more recent times women are holding more and more powerful positions as gender equality increases, due to policy and social reform. Accurate and proportional representation of women in social systems has been shown to be important to long-lasting success of the system.  Mother Teresa is a true inspiration. She gave her entire life to serving the poor. She gave unconditional love and care to all.

Salil Ankola

My life started with my Mother. She is the one who has given me all the discipline, ethics, manners and all that was necessary to become a good human being. She is the reason I became a fitness freak and a sportsman and inspired me on how life is to be lived. I am because of her. Love respect and adore her tremendously.

Priyal Gor

Women of this generation are independent and proud of themselves but the man in our society still holds the expectation to be head of the family. I don’t know if Women’s Day is helpful because the perception in regards to women has not changed much. A man will feel insecure if the woman is ahead of them whether it is in their careers or in monetary gains.

Aishwarya Sakhuja

The fact that we need to celebrate a day dedicated to women clearly shows that we are still not a society having equality.  The equality has to come every day. The television industry needs to stop showing  the ‘saas – bahu’ drama that portray women as weak and stranded.

(With inputs from Cheryl Athaide)

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