Alia Bhatt says would like to have multiple dimensions to her personality rather than being known as just an actress.
“I don’t want to be known as an actor. I have told this to my mother many times that I need to have layers to my personality. Whether it is producing something on TV, singing, social work or anything. So, I always wanted to have something which is not about me but about others,” Alia told.
Post the success of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ there were reports that Alia will take a six month break but Alia says she is going on a short holiday.
“My third big job in life was to work with Mira Nair to assist in a short film, which hasn’t been released yet. I observed how she walked into the set and commended respect without ever raising her voice.”
“It was a bustling crew which would often fall silent, not out of fear but respect… I saw this woman director, who could be my friend, could also be maternal towards me and I learnt so much from that. It’s fun to work with good director, irrespective of gender.”
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has featured in several award-winning films, helmed by both male and female directors, says the issue isn’t gender specific.
“It’s very individual. It’s not gender specific at all. You can have a very insensitive female director and a very sensitive male director. It’s not gender specific.”
Tannishtha believes much of the gender divide in the country can be addressed and solved if the films start showcasing female characters differently.
“I feel the narrative at large in our society will only change through pop culture. It is a space where people grow up with those ideas and images. In our country, film is a huge pop culture and the change should come from there. Tell stories where you represent women differently,” Tannishtha says.