The still-impish Daisy Irani, lately seen in Bela Sehgal's Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, feels very strongly about the issue of rape that is lately been occupying a lot of news space.
All for the severest punishment for rapists, Daisy Aunty, as she's fondly called, is against the death penalty for rape. "Nah, that's much too quick and simple. I think castration is the only solution for these horny bastards who are all over the place. It's the jungle mentality at work. Such savage behaviour can't be curbed by normal modes of punishment. Castrate rapists. Let them feel as helpless as the victim each time these rapists go out for pee."
Daisy Aunty feels women are not safe in any city. "Why just Delhi? Anywhere in India we've a rampant sexual deprivation. We've all these 13-14 year old domestic helpers who behave themselves in your house but head to watch porn with their friends when you aren't looking. What kind of thoughts do they have? Today an average 11-year old is completely sexually aware."
And gender prejudice, feels this veteran actress, is not restricted to sexual subjugation. It is also prevalent in the work place. Daisy herself is a victim considering she has no acting offers in spite of being appreciated in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. "I know people want to see me on screen. Even I want to see myself on screen. But there are no roles for women who are of a certain age and who are not of a particular weight."