Bollywood actor Kirti Kulhari feels women in the country have been suppressed a lot with several restrictions on them about how to conduct their life.
She feels till today a woman faces a list of do’s and dont’s by her family members or society. “I am sure there are worse countries than us but that doesn’t mean we are any good. It’s good there are some changes happening but we have a long way to go,” she said in an interview.
“The women have been suppressed a lot as a gender, in general, in the country. Even today, a girl in a normal house will be told how not to dress up, not to come late in the night, not to smoke,” she added.
The Shaitaan star says the issue is not about male or female, as any human being would want to live freely and not be bound by restrictions. “I am not saying these things are the real issues. The real issue is about how you as a society are stopping the growth of something. It’s not about the gender. As humans, our instinct is to be free. And any sort of restrictions don’t help,” she said.
The actress is all geared up for her next, Pink. Kirti, along with Taapsee Pannu and debutant Andrea Tariang, plays one of three young women who face assault charges after being molested by a group of men. The courtroom drama-thriller also stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan as their lawyer.
“In Bollywood, everything is very one dimensional. This is a girl, she laughs a lot, is forever happy, chirpy and that’s all she is doing throughout the film. That’s not how we are. Unfortunately there’s such bad writing in Bollywood that, things are so bad in the writing stage itself that you can’t do much. I look for characters which will show different aspect and make it feel real,” she said.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink is produced by Rashmi Sharma and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar.
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