This Women's Day, Sonam Kapoor is asking all the important questions that we need to raise too!
There is no two ways about the fact that Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is a bona fide star who has given us many reasons to applaud her.
She is not just a pretty face, but an opinionated equal pay advocate and an unapologetic voice in the world of showbiz that never shies away from expressing unadulterated dialogues. Which also brings us to the point of context - Sonam is a progressive feminist.
Be it her film choices like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga or the way she uses her presence on the dais, Sonam Kapoor goes the extra mile to say things nobody would dare to otherwise.
Case in point, her Women's Day post, where Sonam is raising pertinent questions that are often swept under the rug, as per convenience. In a thought-provoking stance, Sonam questions the very cause of celebration, the pomp and show when several women are silenced before they are ripe enough to understand the concept of equality. She writes, "1 million 'unwanted' girls are born in our country as per the Economic Survey 2018. Gender inequality is something so deeply rooted in our culture, it's hard to see where it all began. Was it before a daughter was born, with the question of foeticide looming over the womb? Or once she was a teen and her brothers went to school while she stayed back and was asked to do household chores. What about the women who are overlooked and unappreciated, every single day, simply because of who they are? #WhyHaveWomensDay"
With this post, Sonam hit the nail on the head. We get where she is coming from and why it's not cynicism but about asking the right questions, even while consumerism would paint a rosy picture.
We hear you, Sonam and we are hoping the answers to these are not just some arm-chair activism but is raising the voice for real, tangible solutions. Until then, here's hoping for a positive outcome...