By Hindustan Times
Topic for discussion: Emerging from the stereotype, evolving performances of the Indian female lead
Moderator: Vir Sanghvi
Panelists: Heroine director Madhur Bhandarkar, UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapur and No One Killed Jessica director Rajkumar Gupta
Vir Sanghvi introduces Bhandarkar: He's never been afraid to give roles to women.
Madhur Bhandarkar on his upcoming film: Heroine is based on a lot of people from Bollywood, Hollywood and Southern Film Industry
Siddharth Roy Kapur speaks: Movies that were art cinema earlier are now mainstream.
Bhandarkar draws a comparison: Chandni Bar was made in a budget of 1 & a half crore. Kareena's costume budget in #Heroine was more!"
Roy Kapur adds: Earlier a strong female protagonist was either a devi or a prostitute. Don't think audience wants to see Katrina or Kareena playing Salman's role in #EkThaTiger.
Roy Kapur: Audience are as sympathetic to all male themes as they are to women themes. They have broadened.
Roy Kapur explains Kareena's costume budget: If you're making a film like#Heroine then you can't buy clothes from Fashion street."- #SiddharthRoyKapur
Roy Kapur drops a bombshell: Heroines in Bollywood won't earn as much as the heroes in the next five years.
Bhandarkar: I don't want to make only women-oriented cinema.
Roy Kapur sums up: #Heroine and #Fashion are #MadhurBhandarkar's best movies