Dia Mirza slams patriarchy in Bollywood

Actor was upset that no women accompanied Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar at their meeting with PM Narendra Modi


Entertainment Desk December 20, 2018

Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar met Indian PM Modi to talk about issues existing in Bollywood.

"Heartfelt thank you to the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions," the Gold actor wrote in a tweet.



Dia Mirza responded to Akshay's tweet and raised concern about zero representation of women in the meeting. She says gender equality can only be achieved if women must be part of all conversations.

 

"This is wonderful! Is there a reason why there were no women in this room," Dia posted.



"How can an entire industry be represented only by men," questioned Dia in another tweet.



When a social media user questioned Dia about why everything has become about competition between men and women, she commented, "It's not about competition! It's such a fundamental thing. If we hope to achieve equality we must be included in all conversations! Of course women are doing well. We are doing well despite the fact that we are excluded. And doesn't that need to change?"



The meeting, held in Mumbai on Tuesday, had a room full of men. The delegation, including the likes of Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Prasoon Joshi, pitched for lower and uniform rates of GST for the entertainment industry in India, apart from calling for the development of Mumbai as the global entertainment capital, through various initiatives and proactive approaches.

Actor Sandhya Mridul also wrote to Akshay saying, "Great. We women have no issues to discuss. Obviously."

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