Do we really need to celebrate Women's Day? 7 television stars give their take

First Published 8, Mar 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Today, on International Women's Day, celebrities all over the globe are using the social media platform to express their most-honest thoughts on the same. Here we have seven popular TV actors and their thought-provoking posts .

Today, on International Women's Day, celebrities all over the globe are using the social media platform to express their most-honest thoughts on the same. Here we have seven popular TV actors and their thought-provoking posts .

Deepshikha Nagpal aka Nilambari Devi from Main Bhi Ardhangini shares, “There need not be one day to celebrate the power of womanhood in the country, womanhood needs to be celebrated every day. I feel women these days need to be more vocal about their needs, wants and priorities in life. Speaking up for yourself is a learned habit, no one is just born with it, they have to develop the skill. It's an important skill and one that will always benefit women and help them become the best version of themselves. In the male-dominated society and ecosystem women need to be respected and cared for these days. Women are taken for granted and this perception of the Men in the society needs to change at the earliest. I immensely respect my mother and daughter, they are my strongest support systems in life. I look up to my mother for the way she has brought me up to become a headstrong woman. The young version of me, my daughter, is a very practical and stubborn girl she helps keep me grounded. I urge every woman in the country to have a voice and stand for herself.”

Deepshikha Nagpal aka Nilambari Devi from Main Bhi Ardhangini shares, “There need not be one day to celebrate the power of womanhood in the country, womanhood needs to be celebrated every day. I feel women these days need to be more vocal about their needs, wants and priorities in life. Speaking up for yourself is a learned habit, no one is just born with it, they have to develop the skill. It's an important skill and one that will always benefit women and help them become the best version of themselves. In the male-dominated society and ecosystem women need to be respected and cared for these days. Women are taken for granted and this perception of the Men in the society needs to change at the earliest. I immensely respect my mother and daughter, they are my strongest support systems in life. I look up to my mother for the way she has brought me up to become a headstrong woman. The young version of me, my daughter, is a very practical and stubborn girl she helps keep me grounded. I urge every woman in the country to have a voice and stand for herself.”

Himani Shivpuri aka Katori Amma from Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “Being a woman is a blessing, enjoy it. Being the best version of yourself takes effort and a deliberate attempt to do so. You never really know what the best version of yourself is until you start to try to become it. You'll find that once you work on improving yourself, you'll discover a new way to get better, and it becomes a continual process. The opposite is also true and should be avoided. If you let yourself slide, you'll find new ways to continue that slide and become a version of yourself you never wanted to be. The society today is changing its attitude and the men are becoming a little more responsible towards their duties and responsibilities towards the women.”

Himani Shivpuri aka Katori Amma from Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “Being a woman is a blessing, enjoy it. Being the best version of yourself takes effort and a deliberate attempt to do so. You never really know what the best version of yourself is until you start to try to become it. You'll find that once you work on improving yourself, you'll discover a new way to get better, and it becomes a continual process. The opposite is also true and should be avoided. If you let yourself slide, you'll find new ways to continue that slide and become a version of yourself you never wanted to be. The society today is changing its attitude and the men are becoming a little more responsible towards their duties and responsibilities towards the women.”

Smita Bansal:  For me, every day is a Women’s Day as I don’t believe in celebrating only one day for women who are so powerful and strong. However, it is somehow good that this day is celebrated as at least then people take notice of what women do and they thank and appreciate them for that. In my view, though, Women’s Day is a strong day in itself when a message is sent out that women need to be celebrated.  Women are one of the pillars of society, and people should stop pulling them down. Also, it is often observed that a woman is a woman’s enemy; they are concerned about what the other woman is doing. Instead, I think, women should start recognising their strengths and everyone can then help empower each other.

Smita Bansal: For me, every day is a Women’s Day as I don’t believe in celebrating only one day for women who are so powerful and strong. However, it is somehow good that this day is celebrated as at least then people take notice of what women do and they thank and appreciate them for that. In my view, though, Women’s Day is a strong day in itself when a message is sent out that women need to be celebrated. Women are one of the pillars of society, and people should stop pulling them down. Also, it is often observed that a woman is a woman’s enemy; they are concerned about what the other woman is doing. Instead, I think, women should start recognising their strengths and everyone can then help empower each other.

AkshitaMudgal as Gayatri in Bhakharwadi: I believe Women’s day is an opportunity to show some appreciation towards the women you love or who play an essential role in your life. Especially our mothers do a lot for us and the entire house. They deserve the utmost love and appreciation. I always celebrate my Women’s Day with my mom. My sister and I try to give complete rest to our mom that day as she is still running around doing something or the other for everyone.  So, this Women’s Day, I would request everyone to do something special for any woman in their life, whether it is their mother, sister, friend or someone else. Show your respect towards them and make them feel how important role they play in your life.

AkshitaMudgal as Gayatri in Bhakharwadi: I believe Women’s day is an opportunity to show some appreciation towards the women you love or who play an essential role in your life. Especially our mothers do a lot for us and the entire house. They deserve the utmost love and appreciation. I always celebrate my Women’s Day with my mom. My sister and I try to give complete rest to our mom that day as she is still running around doing something or the other for everyone. So, this Women’s Day, I would request everyone to do something special for any woman in their life, whether it is their mother, sister, friend or someone else. Show your respect towards them and make them feel how important role they play in your life.

Karan Suchak aka Akhilesh Pandey from Meri Hanikarak Biwi shares, “The first person that a baby gets close to in his life is his mother. In my life, the two most important women are undoubtedly my Mother and my Wife. Both of them in many ways has made me a better version of myself. My mother has been the biggest support in my career and helped me take the right decisions throughout my growing up days and also supported my decision to become an actor. My wife, on the other hand, has always held me up and stood strong in my lows; she helps me grow each day as a person. I also feel that today, there is no field or area where women are not succeeding be it sports, corporate life, politics, entrepreneurship or even our own field which is entertainment. On this wonderful day, I wish the best for all the lovely women out there.”

Karan Suchak aka Akhilesh Pandey from Meri Hanikarak Biwi shares, “The first person that a baby gets close to in his life is his mother. In my life, the two most important women are undoubtedly my Mother and my Wife. Both of them in many ways has made me a better version of myself. My mother has been the biggest support in my career and helped me take the right decisions throughout my growing up days and also supported my decision to become an actor. My wife, on the other hand, has always held me up and stood strong in my lows; she helps me grow each day as a person. I also feel that today, there is no field or area where women are not succeeding be it sports, corporate life, politics, entrepreneurship or even our own field which is entertainment. On this wonderful day, I wish the best for all the lovely women out there.”

Shivani Badoni as Funty in BaavleUtaavle: The love, joy and the warmth that a woman brings in your life is unexplainable and it feels great that we have a special day to celebrate women, who in fact should be celebrated every day. I am extremely close to my mom and usually celebrate his day with her by going out for a movie and lunch, spending some quality time with her. However, since this time I am in Mumbai and she is in Dehradun, I am missing her a lot.  My request to everyone is to celebrate each and every woman in their life for all the happiness they bring into their lives, which they might not realize themselves. Also, I would request every female to celebrate themselves and other women around by complimenting them and making them feel happy.

Shivani Badoni as Funty in BaavleUtaavle: The love, joy and the warmth that a woman brings in your life is unexplainable and it feels great that we have a special day to celebrate women, who in fact should be celebrated every day. I am extremely close to my mom and usually celebrate his day with her by going out for a movie and lunch, spending some quality time with her. However, since this time I am in Mumbai and she is in Dehradun, I am missing her a lot. My request to everyone is to celebrate each and every woman in their life for all the happiness they bring into their lives, which they might not realize themselves. Also, I would request every female to celebrate themselves and other women around by complimenting them and making them feel happy.

Niya Sharma as Sharda in Tenali Rama: I am the only child to my parents and have been raised in such a manner that I am both a daughter as well as a son to them. I have the ideology that a man and a woman are equal and hence, don’t celebrate one single day for women. According to me, every day can be Women’s Day as women are powerful. I get this feeling seeing my mother who is a powerful woman and does so much for us.  So, my message to everyone this Women’s Day is that start respecting women. They should not be judged on the basis of what they wear, how they behave or the words they speak. They should be appreciated for who they are.

Niya Sharma as Sharda in Tenali Rama: I am the only child to my parents and have been raised in such a manner that I am both a daughter as well as a son to them. I have the ideology that a man and a woman are equal and hence, don’t celebrate one single day for women. According to me, every day can be Women’s Day as women are powerful. I get this feeling seeing my mother who is a powerful woman and does so much for us. So, my message to everyone this Women’s Day is that start respecting women. They should not be judged on the basis of what they wear, how they behave or the words they speak. They should be appreciated for who they are.

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