ACTRESS KRITI SANON SAYS IT IS HIGH TIME WE CHANGED OUR DEFINITION OF ‘ACHCHI LADKI’ :

She may be just three years old in Bollywood, but Kriti Sanon already has an impressive portfolio — be it in terms of banners, co-stars or performances. And she is all set to mark another first in her next outing, Bareilly Ki Barfi‘. Departing from her usual glamorous roles, she’ll be seen as a simple, yet strong-willed small-town girl in the movie, which is being produced by Junglee Films and BR Studios, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and written by Nitesh Tiwari (who has helmed the blockbuster, Dangal). The film, she says, made her realise that as a country, we are still obsessed with the stereotypes associated with a ‘sanskari ladki’. In a candid chat , Kriti talks about India’s fixation with the idea of marriage, plans of her own shaadi and why she does not fear link-ups. Excerpts… We have seen you flaunt your glamourous avatar on screen in your previous films. She said,” Well, in real life, even I don’t like putting on too much make-up. Bitti is tomboyish and least bothered about the way she dresses. In the film, I wear pullovers, pyjamas and half jackets. It was so relaxing that I could almost sleep in those clothes. My hairstyle was also supposed to look natural. So yes, Bitti is not as glamorous as my previous characters. I am just trying to better myself with every film. Good characters help you prove your mettle. Bitti is in a different zone altogether — she is free-spirited, bindaas and different. She lives life on her own terms. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing her and that probably reflects on screen.  The whole stereotype — the idea people have about women, be it in small towns or metros — needs to be redefined. I had visited Lucknow a week before I started shooting for Bareilly Ki Barfi. There, I met quite a few girls who were outspoken — they opened up about their boyfriends and even how they would beat up eve-teasers. So, the whole notion that small-town girls are demure, needs to change. In fact, most of them are strong-willed and determined. Bitti is also moohphat, liberal and ahead of her time. She is not someone who abides by the rules of society. It’s high time we changed our definition of ‘acchi ladki’. In India, girls are told what to do and what not to do. In an arranged marriage scenario, grils are asked all kinds of questions, but these rules don’t apply to men.”  The Times  of  India : 3th. Aug,17

 

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