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Kareena Kapoor Khan: There is a change in women's portrayal in Hindi cinema

The actress is happy with the changing times in Hindi cinema with respect to the portrayal of women.

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Hindi cinema has been regularly churning out films with female protagonists. The few recent examples are Mom (2017), Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017) and Naam Shabana (2017). Kareena Kapoor Khan believes that times are indeed changing in mainstream Hindi cinema with respect to the portrayal of females. 

Speaking at a launch of a fashion brand in Mumbai, she said, “One can definitely see a change in the way women have been portrayed on screen in the Hindi film industry.” 

Kareena believes that new young directors have played a key role in bringing this change. “The roles are now written by young directors, who have been successful in highlighting the personality of women who are hardworking and successful. Films have now been portraying women in a more progressive manner,” she added. 

The Udta Punjab actress considers herself to be a proud working woman of today’s times. “I am proud to be a married, independent and working woman. I carry that with great honour and pride. Despite being married, I work and have my own identity,” she said. 

She believes she has managed to struck a balance and for that she credits husband Saif Ali Khan. “I have always maintained a personal and professional life but now it’s more difficult as Taimur is too young. I try to strike a balance. I have a great support system with Saif and my family,” said Kareena. 

The actress will next be seen in Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding.