Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane enjoys experimenting with his themes and narratives. He speaks up on the problems facing the film business as well. He was recently talking about gender injustice with several other Bollywood celebrities. He revealed during the talk why Deepika Padukone isn’t able to play the lead in a movie similar to Pathan.
Regarding gender imbalance in Bollywood, Vikramaditya Motwane
Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane recently discussed inequality and disparities in Bollywood at the O Womaniya conversation. Names like Hansal Mehta, Zoya Akhtar, and Kriti Sanon were also mentioned in the conversation. Motwane discussed the need to improve industry equality, citing Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan as an example. She questioned why more women couldn’t play key roles in motion pictures.
“Why can’t Deepika be the lead on Pathaan?” he asked. How come? Not Sure Why Not? Is there no way a movie about a woman? Not at all? And I believe producers and studios in particular need to start promoting that.”
During the conversation, Motwane said that Hollywood has a tradition of starting out earlier, which allows them to produce a movie like Barbie. Studios are now able to produce female-led films because of their advocacy for female-led cinema. That’s not what Bollywood is doing at the moment, he joked. The director had previously expressed his disappointment at not having a female lead in his 2018 superhero movie Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. That would have made the movie much better, he said.
Kriti Sanon discusses her views on the mistreatment of women.
Kriti Sanon participated in the conversation as well. “There is a huge section that is still very patriarchal where a male opinion also matters a lot more than a woman’s opinion,” the speaker said in reference to how many individuals still adhere to traditional gender roles. And I’ve noticed that elsewhere. Thus, it occurs. It’s a mindset,” she remarked.
In terms of work, Motwane recently oversaw the critically acclaimed online series Jubilee, a period drama. He has also declared that the Jio MAMI Film Festival would host the international debut of his documentary series, Indi(r)a’s Emergency. In addition, he is working with Ananya Panday on a movie titled Control.