The Indian film industry is still a lesbian film industry despite being on the cusp of becoming a mainstream industry, according to a new report by Axios.
While the Indian film market has become more diverse in recent years, it is still predominantly male-dominated.
According to the report, a third of all screenwriters, directors, producers and writers working in the country are male.
“The fact that women are only 13 percent of screenwriters and directors does not bode well for the future,” said the report’s author, Arvind Kumar, in a statement.
The gender gap in the industry has been on the rise in recent times, with women directors, writers and screenwriters in India, including Kunal Bahl, now being nominated for Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay.