Speaking on the sidelines of Reebok FitToFight Awards 2.0, where the brand felicitated women nominees from across the country for their spirit and courage.
Actor Shahid Kapoor said the strongest people in his life have been women, especially his mother Neelima Azeem who has been a single parent.
He also calls his wife Mira and daughter Misha his “whole world” and says he couldn’t have been happier in his life than now.
“I don’t think there is anything which resonated with me so naturally as this campaign did. The strongest people in my life have been women, starting with my mother.”
He continued, “She was a single parent and she was the most powerful and the strongest – a person I would depend on the most. Today, Mira and Misha are my whole world, and I can’t think of any reason why this initiative would not connect with me.
It’s the most natural connect,” added the actor, who also believes women are fitter than men. “Women know how to deal with situations better than most men do. They are very independent and self-assured,” he said.
Coming from an industry where heroines often complain about not getting the equal screen space compared to their male counterparts, Shahid feels the journey of female stars has changed over the years.
“It’s important to recognise roles for their power, for their impact. It doesn’t matter whether it is male or female. I think stories that deserve being told, the characters that deserve being showcased, must be showcase.”