Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is known for her opinions and her ideas when it comes to feminism. Having spoken about this topics earlier as well, we know that she is a hardcore feminist. In this conversation at the FICCI Flo annual session, this star spoke about movies, and how she picked her own movies in Bollywood. So as to tell a story, and change mindsets.

When asked what made her choose to work in films such as Neerja or Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, she responded by saying, “I consider women as intelligent and capable as any man. When there were no roles to which I thought were respectful to who I was , I decided to create my own opportunities. My father is a hardcore feminist and my mother is extremely liberal. So when I entered the so-called ‘real world’, I realised that it was not Utopia, not my home. I wasn’t treated as an equal, I was treated as a woman. “

A lot of people hold up a gun to the people in the film industry saying – Why aren’t you doing this? Films are also livelihood.”

“I feel that I have more of a responsibility to make hard movie choices because I have a safety net. A lot of people hold up a gun to the people in the film industry saying – Why aren’t you doing this? Films are also livelihood.”

Sonam believes that “Art is a reflection of society”

“I have seen so many women in power who are the most sexist that I’ve ever seen.”

We know her as someone who does not need a man to support her, or help her make her choices, but here she thanked her husband for giving her confidence and treating her as an equal. “I’m the last person to give a man some credit but I have to give my husband credit. My husband has added Sonam to his middle name. He is Anand Sonam Ahuja. He believes that we are equal partners. My husband has given me confidence to be myself. I’m not apologetic about saying – I don’t have a bad angle, I’m amazing, I’m fabulous.”

She concluded by inspiring many, and by saying” I think that every girl should look up in the morning and say I’m fabulous. I’m the best thing that has happened to me.”

Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv

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