Kriti Sanon shares her views on films with female protagonists, says “hope it becomes a norm”

Kriti Sanon has shared her perspectives on films with female protagonists, also known as, women-centric films. In a recent interaction with a news entry, the Shehzada actress cited Mother India and ChaalBaaz as specific examples and said that there were strong and substantial characters written for women in the past too. She expressed that in contemporary times, the quantity of such characters has increased. Also, she added that the interest for such roles from the audience, and the supply from actors have increased as well.

In a interaction with Hindustan Times, Kriti Sanon believed on how there is still an opportunity to get better with regard to budgets for women-centric films. She expressed that Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi may be the only film with a female protagonist which was made at such a huge scale, and said, that is how it should be. “Sometimes we end up making films around female protagonists at a smaller budget, because we feel that it’s not going to do as much business. And it also doesn’t end up doing as much business because it is made on a smaller scale,” she said.

The actress also said, “That conviction and risk is something which I want to see. I hope it becomes a norm”. She further added that once the movies with female protagonists are made at greater scales, they will begin doing better business at the box office and that issues like gender disparity will begin fading away too.
It should be noted that in 2021, Kriti featured Mimi, where she portrayed the role of a central female protagonist too.