Vastavam web: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan believes society needs to get rid of the prejudice that women, who like dressing up, lack substance.The actor said that one must also not assume that a woman who does not prefer applying makeup lacks in colour.”We as women need to stop judging each other. If you apply makeup that doesn’t mean you don’t have brains. It doesn’t mean you lack in substance. It does not meant that you are not sensitive or compassionate,” she said in a media interaction over video from Cannes.Aishwarya said that when it came to grooming, society needed to break free from these “pre-conceived notions”.
At the French Riviera, 82 women had protested against the gender inequity in the film industry, led by the Competition jury chairperson Cate Blanchett and Agnes Varda.Eighty-two, incidentally, is the number of films by female directors which have premiered in competition at Cannes this year, as compared to 1,645 made by male directors.”We witnessed such an incredible moment with 82 women from the cinema together on the red carpet, representing all of us.