Discussing male-female equality is tragic: Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu stars in the upcoming film 'Pink' which deals with gender issues

Ria Das
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Taapsee Pannu on gender equality

She is essaying the role of a woman who survives a molestation attempt, but doesn't take it lying down in the upcoming film 'Pink'. And Taapsee Pannu feels the movie mirrors real-life, where often women who have been harassed have to face a tough time proving their case against their perpetrators. "It probably has not gotten worse, but has got more limelight now. People have started noticing it more now and it has started being covered more. They (survivors) have started coming out in the open now. Also, some have started misusing it (law) now. There are all angles to it," she said in an interview to


Pannu also believes that gender equality is a very relevant issue. "It (discussing male-female equality) is extremely sad, it is tragic. It is one of the tragedies of today's world that we are still discussing it," so feels Taapsee Pannu, reported by Indian Express.

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Along with Taapsee, actress Kirti Kulhari and debutant Andrea Tariang will also be seen playing the role of victims who are assaulted, and dragged into the courtroom for further harassment. Pink has been backed by Rashmi Sharma and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and additionally stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan as their lawyer, and the promo created quite a lot of buzz when it released.

"When I first heard the title, I asked why? Because it is the story of three girls so we are keeping it 'Pink'? Aren't we pushing it... but then Shoojit sir explained his logic behind it and at the end of it, each one had their own logic behind it," she said to India Today.

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So will Pink be one of the few movies that will force our society to think differently ? Will it help the society finally understand that there’s no thing as 'do's and dont's' for women?

"We have perceived Pink in a certain way. It is supposed to be soft, delicate, feminine. On the other hand, we also have women who are always seen in a certain way. We also have certain prejudices attached to us. "If you are a female, you are not supposed to do this, or that. We want to break these norms through the film. Hence, the equation between a woman and pink is symmetrical. We want to break norms attached to the colour and women," the actress said in an interview.

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Lastly, in case you are wondering, is Taapsee Pannu  a feminist? Well, of course she is. The actress calls herself a  "self-proclaimed feminist"  and adds, "I would like to fight for it, just give me a fair chance. This is what I would say being a feminist,"

We hope you have the chance to fight more than just on celluloid Taapsee!

Feature Image Credit: indiatoday


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