Actors and filmmakers from the Hindi film industry had whole-heartedly welcomed the Supreme Court ruling November last year allowing women make-up artists and hairdressers to become members of professional associations.
After slamming the film industry for not hiring female make-up artists last week, the Supreme Court today quashed the provision which puts restriction on women make-up artists and hair dressers in film industry.
Women have been an integral part of the Indian film industry since its inception a century ago. Barring a few exceptions, their major contribution has been as actors or singers. On International Women`s Day, March 8, IANS lists the women who have dared to step into uncharted territory in recent times. They have not only carved a niche for themselves but are pioneering a new trend that will perhaps encourage others to follow suit.
Benjamin Gilani feels the Indian film industry is growing by leaps and bounds. He is especially glad to witness how the divide between commercial cinema and parallel cinema is gradually being wiped out.