Recently the Berlin movie competition introduced a choice to current a gender-neutral award as an alternative of the Best Actor and Best Actress. Kirti Kulhari, who understands and appreciates the sentiment behind the choice, feels it wasn’t actually wanted.
“I see no difference between male and female. Having said that, I like the idea of males and females being awarded differently and separately for their efforts. While we are fighting for a gender-neutral society, which is great, I think it’s also being pushed to an extent that I feel is not necessary. I like the distinction between a male and a female and how they individually are enough in themselves because they have their own strengths and weaknesses. It’s the coming together of the two that kind of makes the society a whole. In this case, I don’t think categorising awards in the same slot was necessary,” says the Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) actor.
While the choice will certainly have an effect on the awards seasons and Kulhari surmises it’s very seemingly that world over award organisers will observe go well with. “We tend to follow the frenzy towards good or bad things, especially now with the world going through its own revolution, through which a lot of people are coming forward to make a difference to the way the society is to change it for the better. A lot of people wouldn’t want to be left behind or be called out for not supporting this. On social media if you don’t do what A is doing, for their own reasons, then supporters of A will shame and reprimand you, which is not healthy, I feel,” she says.
A variety of folks have welcomed the transfer of a gender-neutral award, however there are others who really feel that with a handful of sturdy roles written for ladies, with the absence of greatest actress awards, it will scale back the variety of awards ladies received for his or her work. What is her tackle the identical? “Honestly, we will see how this whole idea of making it gender-neutral works and the direction it takes. There is a possibility that it gets affected, at the same time, I think there’s an entire movement that the world is going through for women as well. Considering that, I think it will not really affect the kind of roles women are being offered, the number of roles offered to them and the content that is written for them. It’s very possible for this movement to go hand-in-hand with the cause of gender neutrality,” she indicators off.