Konkona Sen Sharma, who won plaudits for her debut as a director for Death In The Gunj, recently told a news agency that the gender disparity in our industry is still very much rampant. She mentioned there are not enough female filmmakers and varied roles for women.
“There are not enough women filmmakers. There is not enough variety in terms of representation of women. There is not enough honesty in terms of representation of women in terms of women .” But the graph of the skewed sex ratio in the industry is changing for good, she pointed out.
“We are going forward. They are making small steps. It is good that we are also self-reflecting upon it and our choices. We are being aware of these things and talking about it. I think this is also important.” She also mentioned that while today films are made on social issues, there aren’t enough things we are talking about. “We don’t want a film which is just a message film. The film has to be good. We aren’t talking about enough things.” Her film Lipstick Under My Burkha – which talked about female sexuality, was considered as being lady oriented by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) earlier this year and struggled to get a certificate.