Farah Khan recently attended an event, The Bridge, to discuss gender empowerment. While at the event, she was asked her views about the ban on Pakistani artistes. The choreographer-director chose to take a little bit of a neutral stand on the issue, saying:
There are two that we are talking about and they are not important in the scheme of things. The movies were made when it was not illegal to work with Pakistani artists and it would be unfair to ban those films. If you say we should not work with them from now on, I say we have enough talent in our country and we should work with them. I think we are far better so I would prefer working with someone from my country in my movies.
It is so sad if I am the only commercially successfully female director. It is really a sad state of affairs if I am still the only commercially successful woman director. We need a lot more commercially viable women, not only in direction. I think I am fighting the battle head on with male directors. I am not anti-men, I believe truly that we are meant to be equal. We should be judged equally and I think I am a living example of feminism. Bollywood doesn’t care about your gender, orientation or origin. There are two aspects around which the dynamics of Bollywood revolve- chivalry and chauvinism.