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03-06-2013, 10:11 PM #1
Here's what International Women's Day mean to celebritiesFrom celebration of freedom to respect and love towards womanhood, celebrities like actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and actress Sharmila Mandre interpret International Women's Day, which is on March 8, differently.
IANS finds out what this day really means to female celebrities. Here is whay they have to say:
Actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan: Women's Day need not necessarily be March 8; it could very well be that day when the Lakshman Rekha in our (women) lives disappears. It's sad but true that even in the 21st century a line, which has only been pushed further with generations, controls a woman's life. As much as I believe, women should be disciplined but that shouldn't strip them off their freedom.
Actor-producer Lakshmi Manchu: I don't find any need for Women's Day because if we are trying to prove that we are different from men on this day, I find it weird. What is the need to prove that we are different from men? What is the need to declare that we are different species?
Actor Sharmila Mandre: This is a day to tell ourselves that we don't have to be scared of anything. Be it going out at a time of our preference or standing up for what we believe in, we have every reason to celebrate. On Women's Day, we can also look at the impact women have left on the country by excelling in every chosen field of their choice. By celebrating Women's Day, we are in turn celebrating the rights of women in the country....being a human...