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Dia Mirza opens up about 'rampant sexism', says Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein' had sexism

First Published May 12, 2021, 11:39 AM IST
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Dia Mirza spoke openly about being a part of sexist films and how rampant sexism exists everywhere, inside and outside the industry; read more.

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza who is popularly recognised for her 2001 romantic movie Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein, made some shocking statements about the sexist tone of the movie.

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza who is popularly recognised for her 2001 romantic movie Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein, made some shocking statements about the sexist tone of the movie.

She made her acting debut with this film, and fans died for her looks and acting. Talking to Brut India, the actress revealed about living in a patriarchal society and the relevance of 'rampant sexism' in the industry that is largely headed by men.

She made her acting debut with this film, and fans died for her looks and acting. Talking to Brut India, the actress revealed about living in a patriarchal society and the relevance of 'rampant sexism' in the industry that is largely headed by men.

Dia agreed that she had been a part of a sexist movie and RHTDM was sexist. "Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein had sexism in it...I was acting with these people. I was working with these people. It's crazy, I will give you an example. A makeup artist could only be a man, cannot be a woman, or a hairdresser only had to be a woman.  When I started working in films, there were at best about four or five women on any given crew with a unit strength of over 120, sometimes 180 people," she told Brut India.

Dia agreed that she had been a part of a sexist movie and RHTDM was sexist. "Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein had sexism in it...I was acting with these people. I was working with these people. It's crazy, I will give you an example. A makeup artist could only be a man, cannot be a woman, or a hairdresser only had to be a woman.  When I started working in films, there were at best about four or five women on any given crew with a unit strength of over 120, sometimes 180 people," she told Brut India.

The actress agreed that we live in a patriarchal society, and it's an industry largely headed by men. So there is rampant sexism, and many are not even aware of their sexist thinking.

The actress agreed that we live in a patriarchal society, and it's an industry largely headed by men. So there is rampant sexism, and many are not even aware of their sexist thinking.

Dia is known for her acting career as well as winning Miss Asia Pacific Crown in 2000. She recently married Vaibhav Rekhi and is currently expecting her first baby.

Dia is known for her acting career as well as winning Miss Asia Pacific Crown in 2000. She recently married Vaibhav Rekhi and is currently expecting her first baby.

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