Hours after Brian May, the guitarist of the British rock group Queen, slammed the choice of the Brit Awards administration to get rid of gender-specific awards, Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar got here out in assist of the transfer, saying that it’s time human beings began celebrating artistes regardless of the gender they belong to.
The Brit Awards, which have a good time one of the best in British and worldwide music, have changed Best Male/Female Solo Artiste of the Year and Best International Male Solo/Female Solo Artiste of the Year with two gender-neutral classes — Best Artiste and Best International Artiste of the Year, respectively.
Bhumi Pednekar, who is understood to articulate her opinions on gender and environmental points, says that society must be extra open to the truth that’s unfolding every day.
Batting for inclusivity, Bhumi Pednekar mentioned: “I have always felt that gender must not be important to determine the value of an artiste’s skill or creation. Artistes should be celebrated solely because of their body of work and not by how they choose to identify themselves.”
Almost echoing the emotions of the best-selling ‘genderqueer’ English Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sam Smith’s concern that the award classes dominated out non-binary artistes like him, Pednekar mentioned: “People are identifying with diverse genders and we just can’t turn a blind eye to this reality.”
Bhumi Pednekar praised the Brit Awards administration for “doing away with gendered awards” and mentioned: “We have to ensure that our society acknowledges gender diversity. I laud the Brit Awards. It is a step in the right direction and shows across the world will soon follow suit.”
Bhumi Pednekar added a be aware of warning, saying the journey in direction of extra inclusivity should not come on the value of illustration. “We should also keep in mind that while we try to be more inclusive, it should not lead to less representation or less inclusion of genders in a world that is governed by the binary lens. That would be counterproductive to equality.”
Most lately, the Berlin Film Festival awarded its first-ever gender-neutral Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance to Maren Eggert for her function within the German sci-fi romance, ‘I’m Your Man’.
The Gotham Awards, which shall be held on Monday, November 29, additionally introduced that their finest actor and finest actress prizes shall be mixed right into a single lead efficiency class.