Speaking at the Creative Equals Create Your Future conference in London on May 16. the Bend it Like Beckham director said: "Diversity isn’t about sticking a woman of colour on a panel or a committee. It’s the very upper echelons [of business and society] allowing genuine, authentic honest voices and experiences to be heard and listened to"

In an energetic discussion with Chaka Sobhani, chief creative officer of Leo Burnett, she said: "Everything I do is taking what people expect and doing something different, like making an Indian girl the centre of a film about football. I do it to say: ‘you got it wrong, you got me wrong, and in doing that I’m able to change perception."

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