Actor Anupam Kher, whose latest Bollywood release "Naam Shabana" features a woman as the protagonist, says he has always considered women superior to men.
"I always feel that women are superior to men. Anybody who can give birth to life has to be superior," Anupam said here on Thursday.
"My mother is a great lady and there are strong women in the society. It is important in each country, including India, to give equal opportunities to women. It should be a very natural process and we should not work hard, very hard for it. Being a known face, it is very important for me to talk about such issues," he said.
Anupam spoke on the sidelines of a special screening of "Poorna" -- another movie highlighting the grit and determination of a girl.
Rahul Bose directed "Poorna" is a biopic on the life of Poorna Malavath, a young tribal girl from Telangana who became the youngest girl in history to climb the Mount Everest.
Praising Rahul for making such a film, Anupam said: ""ahul is a socially aware person. He is always associated with a film which presents some important causes and issues. He is also associated with numerous causes. Every film is about storytelling and how engaging you could make it.
"I am happy for him that his film is creating buzz among the people."