More women needed behind camera, says Freida Pinto

Updated: Jul 01, 2013, 10:46 AM IST

Washington: Freida Pinto has claimed that more woman writers and directors are required in the world of films to help bring more strong female characters.

Criticizing the "male-dominated" film industries, Pinto told the CNN that there will be a different perspective when you have women writers and directors.

She said that though there is sometimes a misconception that a female director can`t really tackle manly issues, Kathryn Bigelow definitely proves them wrong.

When asked if she would get behind the camera herself, the 28-year-old, who is an ambassador for Plan USA`s ` Because I Am A Girl ` campaign, asserted that she is on her way to becoming a producer because there are many stories she is inspired by.

She said that she doesn`t necessarily see herself in them as an actor, but she would like them to see the light of day.