Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is proud and happy that Bollywood filmmakers are now showing women in a progressive way in movies.
The actor attributes this change to the influx of young writers in films.
In an interview to PTI, Kareena says, "One can definitely see a change in the way women have been portrayed on screen in the Hindi film industry.
"The roles are now written by young directors, who have been successful in highlighting the personality of women who are hardworking and successful. Films have now been portraying women in a more progressive manner."
The 36-year-old actor, who was last seen in "Udta Punjab", welcomed her first child, Taimur Ali Khan, in December last year.
Talking about balancing her work and motherhood, the actor says, "I have always maintained a personal and professional life but now it's more difficult as Taimur is too young. I try to strike a balance. I have a great support system with (husband) Saif and my family."
Kareena believes a modern Indian woman plays diverse roles in her life and she considers herself to be one.
"She is a multifaceted woman, lives her life to the fullest and fulfils her choices with confidence and style. I am proud to be a married, independent and working woman. I carry that with great honour and pride. Despite being married, I work and have my own identity."
Kareena is all charged up to begin work on her next project "Veere Di Wedding" alongside Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.
However, she did not comment on the reports of her signing a biopic by Omung Kumar, another movie with Salman Khan and Karan Johar's next.
Meanwhile, the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" star is the muse of designer Anita Dongre's autumn winter campaign #IamAND, which celebrates the multifaceted personality of the modern Indian woman.
"AND is one brand that has changed the fashion scenario in the country. With its new campaign, the brand conveys a very strong message of celebrating the multifaceted personality of the modern Indian woman, which I truly identify with," says Kareena.