In times, when many women are fighting for equality, no one would deny the importance of feminist men in this journey. Though feminist men are difficult to find, there are some of us, who are blessed with such supportive husbands, brothers, sons, and fathers!
Not just a supportive husband, Pankaj Tripathi is an equally supportive father. As his role of a feminist father in Gunjan Saxena and Bareily Ki Barfi, Pankaj Tripathi is a feminist father in a real-life too!
In a recent interview with Shethepeople, Pankaj Tripathi and his wife spoke about how the actor shares a special relationship with her daughter.
While sharing how Pankaj Tripathi shares a great bond with his daughter, Mridula shared:
“I always say every daughter should have a father like him. She is the sole purpose of his life.”
Focusing on the relationship with his daughter, Pankaj Tripathi mentioned how it is very important for daughters to have supporting fathers. He shares
“After Bareilly Ki Barfi and Gunjan Saxena many young girls have told me when after watching you essay a father’s role we thought that everyone should have a father like that.”
He shares that many young girls have told him that they either watched these films with their fathers or made them watch the film later on. While speaking about bringing change in the society for the betterment of women, Pankaj Tripathi mentioned:
“If we want change then the change has to start at home, we have to try to change, change the ethos of the family we belong to, then gradually the world will change too. People are educated and progressive to understand the need for change.”
He further adds:
“Sometimes it bothers me a bit, that we bring up a daughter and a son differently. I understand that sometimes it stems from concern. We let a boy go out to play but not do the same for a girl. Yes, they should get the freedom to do what they want,”
He finally adds,
“That more than Beti Bachao” it is important to “bete ko samjao aur bete ko behatareen admi banao” then we won’t need to save our daughters anymore.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Pankaj Tripathi and all other feminist men who are supporting their daughters, wives, sisters, friends, and colleagues in the battle of equality. We want to thank these men for their unconditional support and love!