The Bollywood actresses doing big Hollywood movies and getting their name published in TIME magazine‘s 100 most influential women failed to appear in one of the most historic moment in the Cannes film festival.
Where were you ladies!
Where were Deepika Padukone & Aishwarya Rai Bachhan and why they didn’t even mention about this historic moment in any of their social media handles. Because they couldn’t make it represent the gender equality on world stage but they appeared in their designer clothes.
They all went missing at the place where actually India wants them to see them but only 2 ladies from India marched up to the red carpet to ask for representation of women and holding each others hands in solidarity.
It was the Odisha origin Indian actress Nandita Das & Rasika Duggal who made it to the photo op at the Festival de Cannes.
— Nandita Das (@nanditadas) May 14, 2018
The 82 female film directors screened their films at the Cannes for the first time since it began in 1946 against the 1688 male directors. Not only directors, actors and film makers were also a part of this film.
It’s believed the pledge will be rolled out to other festivals around the world in the coming months.
Its key commitments include the compilation of statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions.