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Karan Johar Admits To Bollywood Being Sexist But Blames The Audience

"Few women could break the shackles in mainstream cinema."

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In a recent interview with Firstpost, Karan Johar spoke at length about his latest release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the controversy surrounding it and the disparity between actors and actresses in Bollywood.

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When asked if the Hindi film industry is sexist in its treatment of women, on and off screen, Johar replied:

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When further questioned about why the industry works against women getting strong roles to build an audience over decades, Johar said:

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However, Johar also mentioned that cinema is changing so women are starting to get cast in better roles, notwithstanding their age. You can read the entire interview here.