On Father’s Day, Vidya Balan’s Dad Bats For Gender Equality
Conveying the message of gender equality on the occasion of Father’s Day, a video under Population Foundation of India’s Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya – Enough is Enough – campaign, features reputed Bollywood actor Vidya Balan and her father PR Balan talking about their cherished relationship.
The video, released by the Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Feroz Khan-run initiative MARD (Mean Against Rape and Discrimination), chronicles how father Balan never let gender prejudices come in the way of bringing up his two daughters – Vidya and Priya – and always encouraged them to pursue their dreams.
Narrating how people used to ask him about not having a son, 71-year-old Balan said:
Vidya, on her part, emphasises on how important her father’s support to her career was, recalling how he had never had any qualms about her acting in the film The Dirty Picture.
Now, isn’t watching this video the best way to celebrate Father’s Day?