Every morning my father packed our lunchboxes in the kitchen, gave us oil massages on Sunday, while my mother encouraged me to play rugby. When I visited my friends and saw their mothers cooking in the kitchen I always asked if their father was unwell.
That’s when I started realising that the world outside was different from the world inside my home.
Rahul Bose has been anything but a conventional 'Bollywood actor' after making his debut English August in 1994, an adaptation of Upamanyu Chatterjee's best-selling novel.
I grew up in a house seeing reversed gender roles between my parents. This was my early initiation in understanding gender equality.It’s well known how differently the industry pans out for male and female actors.To formally question and address this difference, Oxfam India in partnership with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has announced the launch of an award to recognise the “Best Film on Gender Equality”.But for most part of my upbringing, it made me aware that there was another way possible, that could harness the power of two people in the family.This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose.