Women makeup artists win the right to work in Indian film industry

By Deanna Utroske contact

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Women makeup artists win the right to work in Indian film industry
For the past 59 years women have been excluded from eligibility for certification in the field.

On Monday, the Indian Supreme Court told the Cine Costume Make-Up Artists and Hair Dressers Association to stop the discriminatory practice.

The court was responding to a petition brought by women makeup artists, including Charu Khurana whose application for membership in the CCMAA was denied in 2009 only because she is a woman.

Addressing the larger issue of India’s film industry ban against women in the field, the court made it clear that all Indian states where the film business operates must allow women to work as makeup artists: “There are industries only in a few states and the government should have taken a stand by now. But we will do it ourselves now,” ​The Indian Express reports.

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