No 'accessory' roles for Amrita Puri
February 15, 2013
First Published: 18:32 IST(15/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:23 IST(16/2/2013)
Actor Amrita Puri has said that she doesn’t mind being a supporting actor, but is careful about staying away from movies in which she just gets to be an accessory.
Amrita Puri will also be seen in the film.
“Bollywood continues to be a male-dominated, a hero-centric industry. That is the reason why I have been picky about my roles and
prefer to keep gaps in between each film that I do. I don’t want to be just an accessory in films, so I must have an integral and meaty role in whatever I get,” says Amrita.
But then, was choosing Kai Po Che!, which is about three male friends, a hard choice for Amrita? “It wasn’t a hard choice at all! I was more than happy with it because Gattu (filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor) was on top of my list of the directors I wanted to work with, and then, the role is fantastic! I was in no dilemma about this one at all,” says the 29-year-old, who adds that supporting roles have a renewed importance in Bollywood. “There’s a lot more credit given to actors in supporting roles,” she says.