Popular Indian atress and social activist Dia Mirza believes that stereotypes exist in all professions, and not just Bollywood.
"When I became a part of the film industry, people had the idea that girls who were having a good background, should not work in films. People shower so much love on actors, but when somebody in their family wants to become an actor, they become paranoid and think that acting profession isn't a good choice,” IANS reports.
"These type of stereotypes exist in all professions," Dia, an environment activist, said at 'Power Women's seminar in Mumbai on Thursday.
"Even women who are highly educated are considered as a curse because a section of people think that they can't have a good husband because they won't be able to manage home.So, to eliminate this type of mentality, we should discuss and talk on this," added Dia, who is married to Sahil Sangha.
The 35-year-old actor, who is the artist ambassador for Save the Children embarked on her Bollywood journey at the age of 19.
A propagator of issues concerning the environment and women equality, Dia believes in working tirelessly for causes close to her heart.