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.
When asked if the Hindi film industry is sexist in its treatment of women, on and off screen, Johar replied:
When further questioned about why the industry works against women getting strong roles to build an audience over decades, Johar said:
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.