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Janhvi Kapoor on how films with female protagonists are treated as an ‘anomaly’: ‘People ask me hero kaun hai?’

Janhvi Kapoor finds it bizarre when folks have a look at movies with feminine protagonists as exceptions. The actor, who stars within the upcoming thriller Mili, has only one query to ask: If the movie was as an alternative titled Milan, would a male actor be made to really feel the identical?

In an interview with CNN-News18, Janhvi, who has headlined movies like Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Good Luck Jerry, stated, “I’ve carried out a few movies the place the protagonist of the movie is a feminine character and I play that half. Every time I inform folks about these movies, they all the time deal with it like it’s an anomaly.

“Like, ‘Oh you are doing a female oriented film.’ If Mili was Milan, would you ask the actor you are doing a male oriented film, how do you feel about it? That’s weird and sad,” she added.

Janhvi Kapoor says it’s empowering to witness the viewers embrace good storytelling even when there are individuals who will nonetheless ask her who the male star within the movie is. “At the tip of the day, we’re simply telling tales about characters, regardless of the style. I hope that angle modifications. So many occasions, when I’m doing this movie, I’m requested, ‘Oh hero kaun hai?’ and I reply: Me.

“It is extremely empowering that so many people and the audience right now are gravitating towards just stories. You make a good film, and the film is the hero, not the man or the woman in it,” she added.

Mili is the Hindi remake of Malayalam movie Helen. The Mathukutty Xavier directorial additionally stars Manoj Pahwa and Sunny Kaushal. It is scheduled to launch in theatres on November 4.



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