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Sherawat talks gender inequality

Monday, September 1, 2014
Bolly Talks
Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat visited the ongoing 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference recently for a roundtable discussion on Fighting Inequalities – Economic, Social, Political and Environmental. 

The 39-year-old Bollywood actress’ focus was the hardships faced by Indian women. “Every minute we do nothing, there is a woman suffering abuse in India. They do not have the luxury of time,” she said. 

She cited estimates by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which said that the incidence of child brides is very high and that a woman is raped somewhere in India every 20 minutes. 

This discussion that Sherawat participated in, brought civil society members from all over the world to talk about how inequalities just like this can be stopped, and ultimately reversed through stronger laws and policies. 

“Strong implementation of the legal framework, having a strong judicial system that deals with issues sensitive to women is the need of the hour” she added. 

We are happy to see so many of our favourite personalities using their celebrity to bring societal change! 

Tabloids went a little wild on Friday, reporting that Katrina Kaif may have to worry since it was discovered that Ranbir Kapoor was seeing another woman. Well, that part is true, but, it’s not what you think. The hardworking actor flew to Chattisgarh with Tamasha director Imitiaz Ali to meet Teejan Bai, a Padvani dance expert. 

She is skilled at performing acts from the Mahabharata in a musical form and the pair met with her professionally because they planned to include the dance form in the movie. 

The entire thing was supposed to be a quiet affair, but it was not long before everyone knew about the visit. 

“Ranbir and Imtiaz came to Teejan Bai’s house recently and the entire village was waiting outside to get a glimpse of the two. Rabir and Imtiaz then saw her performance and left by 2 pm. Ranbir was warm and affectionate, he posed for cameras and signed autographs,” said a source. 

What a hardworking young man!