New Delhi : R. Balki, who is trying to initiate the talk of breaking the gender stereotype through his film ‘Ki and Ka’, has raised voice against the age-old practice of prohibiting entry of women in Shani Temple in Pune.
“Women, please change your religion” the director, promoting the slogan ‘Streeling Pulling Samething’ told ANI expressing his grievance against the situation.
He added, “This ridiculous thing of forcing people to do what the society feels right or the religion agrees to, is the most disturbing fact about gender bias.
Forcing women to not do jobs and forcing men to prove to the society that they are ‘men enough’, I mean the bias happens with both the genders.”
Balki added instances in the film where audience would see the character of Arjun Kapoor being humiliated by his father for his choice of being a home maker. The character ‘Kabir’ is told to check his gender by looking under his pants.
The award-winner director supporting Arjun’s statement that men’s choice to be a homemaker do not make them any weaker in the society and that they should be respected to not be so ‘egoless’ about themselves, has also shown few sequences where Arjun’s character of Kabir gives a tough fight to goons on the street.
Even Arjun Kapoor, every now and then, has spoken about bringing end to discrimination against both the genders, but also said that this film is not only about gender-bias prevalent in society.
Director by R.Balki, ‘ Ki and Ka’ stars Arjun and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles.
The film is slated to release on April 1. (ANI)