By Hindustan Times
New Delhi, March 9 -- Actor Shah Rukh Khan's decision to put the name of his female co-stars before his own in the credits of his upcoming films has got mixed reactions from the industry, even as his next leading lady is thrilled about it. SRK intends to start this with his upcoming film Chennai Express, co-starring Deepika Padukone.
"Small thoughts bring about big changes. It's a wonderful initiative, not to prove that women are more powerful than men, but to create awareness that men and women are equal in all fields and professions. Shah Rukh has always believed woman are equal ... not only in the way he interacts with us but also in his films. I've experienced that first hand with Om Shanti Om, and now on Chennai Express, and I believe this gesture of his is an extension of that. Thank you Shah," says Deepika.
Many others, too, feel this is a great step.