Soon to be mommy and stunning Bollywood star Dia Mirza is one of the most loved and popular faces in our film industry who made her debut with the cult and iconic successful film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (RHTDM, 2001) and post that there’s been no looking back for her. She has created a permanent niche as a versatile actress in the film industry and in her latest interview, Dia reveals about sexism, says RHTDM had sexist elements in it.
Always known for being honest and upfront about her opinions regarding many social issues through her social media, in her recent conversational interview off late, Thappad (2020) fame Bollywood star Dia reveals about sexism, says RHTDM had sexist elements in it.
Opening up on how the bollywood industry has the issue of sexism at large also which was seen in her debut film, Dia reveals about sexism, says RHTDM had sexist elements in it.
Post her debut film she starred in many films like Dus, Sanju, Thappad, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Parineeta, Tumsa Nahi Dekha and also made her digital debut with critically acclaimed webseries Kaafir (Zee 5, 2019) alongside Devon Ke Dev Mahadev fame bollywood and digital star Mohit Raina.
She is always known for speaking out her mind and also diligently uses her social media platforms for sharing her thoughts on various issues. She recently also got bold and upfront and ended up revealing about sexism in the bollywood film industry and also did admit that her debut film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein also fondly known as RHTDM, had lots of sexist elements in it.
Opening up on same aspect, Dia in her interview with a leading digital channel Brut India shared, “People were writing, thinking and making sexist cinema and I was a part of these stories… Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein has sexism in it.. I was acting with these people. I was working with these people. It’s crazy”.
Furthermore also explaining it through the usage of examples Dia added, “A makeup artist could only be a man, could not be a woman. 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”.
Mentioning about the sexism angle and patriarchal society being interrelated, Dia also added this bit, “There is rampant sexism. And I think for a large part it is not even a conscious sexism because there are so many men who are writers, who are directors, who are actors, who are not even aware of their sexist thinking”.
On the personal front, Dia married Vaibhav Rekhi earlier this year 3 months back in February 2021. She later announced that they are expecting their first child. A section of people trolled the actress and questioned her about the timing of her pregnancy announcement. She silenced the trolls and clarified that they did not get married because they are having a baby.