MUMBAI: Bollywood actor, Saquib Saleem has some really empowering opinions regarding the sports of cricket. The actor will be soon seen portraying the role of Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj, in the upcoming sports drama '83', regarding the Indian cricket team's first-ever win in the year 1983.
"Cricket is not a gender-biased sport and women in our country are hugely talented. I would just want to motivate them and tell them to dream big. Who knows where we find our next Mithali Raj", said the actor. He hosted a session of cricket in the area of Lower Parell Mall, where he gave tips to young girls regarding the sport.
Speaking about how the times are changing compared to the massive situation of inequality before, Saquib said, "It's sad but maybe back in the day they were only restricted to do household chores. Today, so many women are chasing their dreams and are truly unstoppable. The modern-day woman doesn't just associate herself with running a household but making her dreams come true as well. So I hope this changes now as it's time we empower our women."
The actor also emphasised upon how activities like sports should be made part of people's lives from school level, "I think it's very important for people to recognize empowering programs for women to help them push the envelope and let them do what they really want to. Even on the educational front, I feel it should be made a part of the basic co-curricular programs in schools and colleges."
The film releases on April 10 and will star Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. It is being directed by Kabir Khan.