'Women Are Eligible & Have Every Right To Command A Battalion Or Unit': Shoojit Sircar

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Bollywood filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes that all units of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force should have women commanders as a mark of gender equality.

Written By Shubham Bose | Mumbai | Updated On:
Shoojit Sircar

All units of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force should have women commanders as a mark of gender equality, feels Bollywood filmmaker Shoojit Sircar. Taking to Twitter and Instagram, the Piku director appealed to all men in the three forces to give women the honour and respect they deserve.

An appeal to all military servicemen

Meanwhile, an Instagram user asked if the filmmaker follows what he advises and if there is a pay parity for his actresses. The Instagrammer asked if there was a pay parity between the actors and actresses in his films. To this, the filmmaker replied: "Yes, Deepika was paid the highest in ''Piku''."

Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan had revealed that his Piku co-star Deepika Padukone was paid more than him for the film. Explaining further, Big B, who played Deepika's dad in that film, had said that her role was more important than him.

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Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has long been an advocate of gender equality and in the past has also voiced his opinions on taboos which are associated with menstruation. 

Shoojit Sircar is most well known for directing Yahaan, Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Piku and October. Sircar in the past has won the National Film Award in Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category for directing Vicky Donor.

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