"I hope that people start making these films at a much higher scale"
Kriti Sanon has stated that better roles and better films are being scripted for women but wonders where are the better budgets.
The actress thinks that people in the film industry are still hesitant to take risks and create projects being driven by female protagonists.
But she believes in taking small steps and hopes that things will change for the better.
Kriti explained: “To be honest, there were very strong characters which were written for women earlier as well, be it Mother India or ChaalBaaz.
“There were so many amazing, strong, meaty characters being churned out for women.
“So, that was always there. Today, the number has increased.
“Now women have also become very hungry for substantial parts.
“And that has added to the supply, in fact, demand is also there with wanting to watch these stories.
“Now, people want good content, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a man or a woman, a star or now.”
Despite the positive signs, Kriti feels that there is a lot of room for improvement.
“There are films that are made with female actors as the main protagonist, now, I hope that people start making these films at a much higher scale, like how we make a male-centric film, with the same conviction.”
Citing Alia Bhatt’s successful role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, Kriti said:
“It is probably the first film around a female protagonist at that scale. That’s 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, that conviction and risk is something which I want to see. I hope it becomes a norm.”
When female-centric films become larger than life, Kriti Sanon feels it will open the doors for such films at the box office.
“And I feel it is the truth. In fact, the gender disparity, whatever we see around us, will also start fading slowly.”
When it comes to her career, the actress is loving the current phase.
“It is a phase that every actor aspires to be in when they start their journey.”