After 59 years – a woman challenges Bollywood’s sexist law


It’s my basic human right to work in any field I wish. They can’t exclude women. I, too, have children and a family to support,” says Khurana

This law dates back to the 1930’s, it bars women from registering themselves as licensed make-up arts and with the Cine Costume Make-up Artists and Hair Dressers Association (CCMAA).

The CCMAA raids film sets routinely in order to catch and fine women that are working at their trade and braking this rule!

Basically, women can be hairdressers, but not allowed to work in the make-up industry.

After 5 years the Supreme Court finally declared the 59 year old rule to be “constitutionally discrimination”.

“You better delete this clause on your own. Remove this immediately. We are in 2014, not in 1935. Such things cannot continue even for a day.”


Charu Khurana

photo: thenational.ea/Charu Khurana

source: reuters

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