This year's women's day holds great importance to India as issue of safety of women has become a prime concern for the country. In recent times country has witnessed several protests to demand better security and strong laws to curb crime against women. In fact, the anti-rape law is all set to pass in the Parliament.
The 47-year-old superstar wants filmmakers to scroll name of actresses first in the credit roll on big screens and feels that they are yet to get their due.
"Women are the backbone in my field of work. But they don't get due credit," he said.
"I would like to request to all that the name of heroines should appear first while giving credits. We would start this with Chennai Express. Deepika's name comes first. She is quite excited about it," SRK told reporters here last night.
Shahrukh also stressed on the need for change in mindset towards women to make our society equal and just.
"I would request others also to do it. I know this will not make a huge difference but may be a change in mindset will happen... I am looking to make a point," he said.
His comments come in the wake of a short film "Women First",based on the pertinent issue of people's attitude towards women for Tata Tea's Jaago Re platform.
The ad, shot by filmmaker R. Balki, will go on air Friday on International Women's Day.
Shahrukh announced his association with the campaign at an event by featuring the ad.
"In the wake of increasing crimes against women across the country, one can only expect that such support from noted names goes a long way in driving home a positive message, and brings change in the society," the brand's statement said.