Puja Baniya Bollywood & Hollywood
Women, from the time they step into the glamorous world of showbiz, have been pitted against each on the grounds of superficial and sometimes personal matters. It is now in the 21st century that these leading ladies have finally started demanding their fair share of fame and recognition. There was a time when we often heard them criticizing their fellow female peers. Times are changing with a number of celebrities coming out to support and uplift, without downsizing the other. Here are the women from Indian cinema, who stepped forward to make a change and speak against these alleged catfights.
Sonakshi Sinha never shies away from expressing her opinion on trending topics. Recently, when she was asked to comment on catfights in Bollywood, she gave a witty reply.
The 'Dabangg' actress asked why such questions are asked only to the heroines? She stated that men are more insecure and also gossip more than women. She even went on to add that they are the ones who gossip the most.
On the work front, the actress said that she currently enjoying working on two comedy films- Vashu Bhagnani's next and 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi 2'. She then expressed excitement being a part of 'HBJ 2', as she calls herself a "wannabe Punjabi".
While Sonam Kapoor is someone who has been on both sides of the fence, recently she shed light on the fact how media houses have been reporting things that are not true. Taking to her Twitter handle, she shared a note that reads, "Dear websites, you can put out as many 'blind items' (a.k.a gossip you were too lazy to fact check) as you like pitting women against each other, it may get you clicks but it won't be the truth. Must you insist on shoving this tired patriarchal concept of women catfighting into our film (which is not about a road trip) as if grown, intelligent women have nothing better to do. We will continue to be actual friends and try and make a kick-ass movie and prove that women can work with each other, get along and have a blast. Because we can, we are and we will continue to. And on schedule. Please keep in mind how outdated, irresponsible and harmful your narrative is and frustrating for a culture of women who actually want to work together. There is no place for it anymore. Sincerely the cast and crew of Veere Di Wedding (Our items aren't blind)."
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have often found themselves pitted against each other in the constant game of global domination. Even though both leading ladies made it big in the west on their own terms, they are often displayed as contenders in a popularity contest if nothing else. Deepika put an end to the rumours doing rounds by admitting in one of her interviews that Priyanka is stronger than her. This comment allegedly paved the way for the end of rivalry between the duo.
After trotting the globe for her films and making a mark in the west, global icon Priyanka Chopra shed light on how she never experienced catfights in one of her interviews. She was also quoted asking why is it that everytime two women do a film together, there's a talk of a "catfight", but when men work together, there's "bromance". She questioned why women aren't taken seriously as professionals, further stating that she doesn't know what catfights mean.
Few films old Taapsee Pannu gained overnight popularity after her spectacular performance in Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Pink'. Recently, she was a part of a multi-starrer flick 'Judwaa 2' where she shared the limelight with Jacqueline Fernandez. As the drill goes, both the actress came under the spotlight for an alleged catfight. When asked about the same, the Southern siren said that they had a ball shooting for the film and she's enjoying her stint as a typical Bollywood heroine. She shared that the catfights rumours were as baseless as any other rumours that fly around.
Jacqueline Fernandez is a star of few words. Rarely do her fans see her getting into any controversy. When reports of her being in a catfight made news, she cleared the air in an interview with Mumbai Mirror saying, "She'd finished shooting when I arrived. We actually met during 'Tan Tana Tan' and we had a blast because she's full of life like Varun and me. She taught me Punjabi and I found a drinking partner who, like me, orders water with lime," Jacqueline laughed.
Illeana, who recently cast her spell in a multi-starrer flick 'Baadshaho', came out clear on a catfight rumours with co-star Esha Gupta. The actress was quoted saying that there were no such fights as the duo worked in 'Rustom' before and questioned why they would fight now. She further shared that she had no reason to fight with her female co-stars.