Now, 50 percent of the work force on a film set is female, says Amitabh Bachchan

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Speaking at the launch of book “Once Upon A Time In India – A Century Of Indian Cinema”, written by film critic Bhawana Somaaya, the Big B of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday, spoke about the changes that has occurred in Indian cinema. He noted the considerable increase in the number of women on the sets and said that there was an equal presence of both men and women in every department including production these days.

“During my time, there would be two women on set, the heroine and her mother.But now, 50 percent of the work force on a film set is female. I think that is a huge change. When young girls handle the film set whether it is production, camera, continuity department etc. you are just free as an artist to focus on your performance. Earlier, we used to handle our continuity. I like the fact how women are involved in the process of film making. I hope more to come as director, writer and more that we have got in last few years”, the actor said.

In an interactive session with the author Bhawana Somaaya, Bachchan relished the memories of his cinema experiences as a child and narrated his excitement when he first entered an air conditioned theater in Allahabad.