I am not a feminist: Parineeti Chopra

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I am not a feminist: Parineeti Chopra
Jodhpur: Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra comes out from Jodhpur Airport as she arrives to attend an Army Programme in Jodhpur on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI10_5_2014_000052B)

Actress says she would rather be referred to as a role model

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Published: Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 17 Oct 2015, 11:13 AM

PARINEETI CHOPRA, THE brand ambassador for Haryana's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padao' campaign, says she is not a "feminist" but feels strongly about gender equality.
When asked if her understanding on women's issues developed more after joining films, she said, "I am very often confused with being a feminist (sic) but I am really not. Coming into Bollywood, I think definitely it has made me stronger and more responsible. I do feel proud of my gender, of being a woman. I do speak against gender inequality. I am the brand ambassador for Haryana's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padao' campaign. And I think it is very important for me personally to strive for equality, especially the industry that I come from," said the actress.
The Ishaqzaade star feels her entry into Bollywood has reaffirmed her belief in gender equality and that there is a need in society to fill gaps of inequality among men and women.
"Now, I understand and accept that anything that I do, could and I hope should inspire young girls. Now, I am very particular about what I say or do. If that makes me half a feminist, then that's okay. I want girls to be treated the way men are. Somewhere we lack that in our country. So, I do want to be a role model but not a feminist," she added.



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