Bollywood celebs tweet their mind on International Women’s Day

Jodhpur/Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is shooting for Thugs of Hindostan at the historic Mehrangarh Fort here, today said that it was heartening to see women working on the sets of a film, a place where they were “nonexistent” at a time.

“… The entire controls barring a few, are managed by the ladies… Efficient, demanding, disciplined, screaming their heads off to inefficiency, but getting it done… So so remarkable…

“… And such a joy to see the ladies on set… a region where they were nonexistent in the years gone by… In my time there were just 2 on shoots… The leading lady and her mother… That’s it…” Bachchan wrote.

The actor said the times are changing fast as women are coming forward to claim workplaces, which is their right.

“… A majority management by young professionals, running the show with panache and bearing… The industry changeth… As does the world and its opinions on women… There’s is a voice that now resounds about for their rightful place… For equality… For recognition… And for respect.”

Bollywood celebrities such as Anushka Sharma, Twinkle Khanna, Juhi Chawla, Kajol and Varun Dhawan also took to social media to wish their fans on International Women’s Day.

Anushka urged the women to keep fighting for their rights and not surrender to adversities.

“Every step makes a difference when you believe in something strongly and do your bit. It might not show immediately but the results to create a ripple and an impact. To all the women fighting for what they believe in, don’t give up! Happy #WomensDay.”

Twinkle shared a text from a friend on Twitter that read, “Embrace your divine feminine power this #WomensDay… And it works because instantly I am in full Kali Ma mode wanting to stab him with my Trishul.”

Juhi tweeted, “Happy Women’s Day… To every little girl who believes she can… YES, she CAN!”

Hey Girls… I’ve got some really cool beauty tips for all you amazing women out there! Happy #Womensday. #MSTaken Available @shoppersstop, @myntra, @JabongIndia @MsTakenFashion, Kriti tweeted.

Congrats to the Maharashtra Government & Hon. CM @Dev_Fadnavisji & @Pankajamunde ji for the launch of #Asmita scheme on to make sanitary pads available to girls & women from rural areas at very subsidized rates.

Happy #womensday! I’m so lucky to be surrounded by amazing women, not just at home, but at work too. They’ve given me a deeper understanding of how things should be done… emotionally, professionally, personally! I am a better man because of them, Sidharth tweeted.

“WHO RUN THE WORLD – GIRLSSSS. Happy #InternationalWomensDay. I hope we realise we don’t need a day to remind us to respect women because we need to do it every day,” Varun wrote on Twitter.

By Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi

Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat