On the occasion of International Women’s Day, falling on 8 March every year, Shahrukh Khan is taking a laudable initiative towards women.
King Khan has taken a pledge that henceforth in all his films the heroine’s name would appear ahead of him in the credit titles.
“I would request to all those who I am working with, starting with ‘Chennai Express’ (to do it). I don’t know whether this is going to bring a change but the point needs to be raised,” said SRK.
“With the mark of 100 years of Indian cinema and Women’s Day coming up, it would be a nice combination. In ‘Chennai Express’, Deepika Padukone’s name will appear first,” he added.
Deepika Padukone is cast opposite Shahrukh in Rohit Shetty’s “Chennai Express”. On hearing this announcement, Deepy was happy yet kept calm. Shahrukh said: “She was not jumping on the roof top. She said, ‘It’s great, but I hope even others start following this.’”
This Women’s Day TATA Tea’s “Jaago Re” campaign has started a new initiative – Women First – with Shahrukh Khan.
The superstar unveiled the ad, directed by R. Balki. The actor just like Big B, stressed on the fact that no matter what, “women’s position in every field needs to be respected”.
“Right from my mom to all the actresses I work with are the most important women in my life,” he added.