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Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen said she feels honored to have been born a woman. Sushmita Sen, a mother of two girls said while interacting with media after ‘I Am Woman Award 2018 ceremony’ held in Mumbai.
Sen was honored with an award in the ceremony, she said, “I think the fact that I am born as a woman itself is a huge award in my life. And then to have an organization like Karan Gupta Education Foundation which holds prestigious and inspiring awards for women and recognizing them from a different field is really amazing.”
She added that they are the pioneers and inspire women. “For them to give me an award, it just feels lovely because they have named it as ‘I Am Woman’ and I am a big believer of the concept of ‘I Am’ so, it’s a lovely connect,” shared the actor. She also added that she is overwhelmed that the organization chose her for the award.
Avoiding the Hard Talk?
The 42-year old actress was asked about her opinion on rising rape cases in the country. Sushmita said: “I have stopped giving my opinions on these issues because what happens is that we talk and protest a lot for a certain period but we don’t come up with a concrete outcome on these issues.”
“This is not a new thing but after that, we have the option of two things, first is that we can forget things just by feeling sad about it. Another is that, we can set an example who can inspire people,” mentioned the former model. She added that there are also men who are supporting women and recognizes women’s rights. They need to be appreciated and highlighted.
She also encouraged the youngsters to take the responsibility of their future in their own hands and must fight with all the obstacles. “The youngsters’ opinions are going to shape the way things move forward. They should find a purpose, get out and change things,” expressed Sushmita.
Recently Amitabh Bacchan also requested the media not to bring up the topic of Kathua Rape case to him.