While promoting Veere Di Wedding recently, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja spoke at lengths to a leading daily about the status of female actors in the industry and how the media and people assume that their life will change after marriage. And while this is there, the male actors are not questioned even one bit.
“It’s important for women to own up to what they like and don’t like without the fear of being judged. Look, a lot happens around us because of our general conditioning. We ask a woman if she’s slowing down after marriage or having babies. Do we ask a man that? Look at Kareena! We come from different schools of filmmaking, but I respect the fact that she started out in the early 2000s and has done an array of work, including films like Chameli (2003) and Ki & Ka(2016). She’s worked like crazy even after marriage and having a baby. We didn’t ask Shahid Kapoor if his life slowed down because of marriage or babies. I went to Cannes immediately after my wedding, which was just an extension of my state of mind,” she said.
Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, Veere Di Wedding releases on 1st June.