Kriti Sanon wants bigger budgets for films with female protagonists: Hope it becomes a norm

Kriti Sanon has shared her views on films with female protagonists, aka women-oriented films. In a recent interview with a news portal, the Shehzada actress cited Mother India and ChaalBaaz as examples and stated that strong and substantial characters have also been written for women in the past. She stated that in the present times the number of such characters has increased. Moreover, she added that the demand for such roles from the audience, and the supply of actors has also increased. The public wants to see good content, regardless of whether the actor is a man, woman, star or otherwise, according to the actress. However, it is the budgets that have not increased, Kriti said.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Kriti Sanon said there is still room for improvement when it comes to budgets for women-oriented films. She stated that Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi may be the only film with a female lead made on such a large scale, saying, “That’s the way it should be.” “Sometimes we make movies about female protagonists on a smaller budget, because we don’t think it’s going to make as much business. And it doesn’t end up doing that much business either because it’s made on a smaller scale,” she said.

The 31-year-old actress added: “That conviction and that risk is something I want to see. I hope it becomes a norm.” She added that once the films with female leads are made on a larger scale, they will do better business at the box office and problems like gender inequality will disappear as well.

It should be noted that Kriti headlined Mimi in 2021, where she also played the role of a central female lead.

Meanwhile, on the work front, she was last seen in Bachchhan Paandey alongside Akshay Kumar and Arshad Warsi. She now has Ganapath, Bhediya, Adipurush and Shehzada in the pipeline. We recently reported that Kriti has also been roped in opposite Aditya Roy Kapur for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project.

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