When Kriti Sanon mentioned at a public event that Kartik Aryan was unjustly being given all the credit for the success of Luka Chuppi when in fact both Kartik and Kriti had equal roles in the film, she didn’t know that she had opened the proverbial Pandora’s box. In Bollywood, despite all talks of 'empowerment’ and women-oriented films, the fact is that male stars get the attention. Now Kriti has been forced to explain her stance further.
The Bareilly Ki Barfi actress says, “It isn’t as if I was ignored or side-lined. I have gotten credit and appreciation for Luka Chuppi and I’m glad about that. I was only responding to a question on the story headlines where websites and publications usually tend to ignore the female lead’s name and make it sound like it is only the male actor’s film.”
Kriti’s statement triggered off a chain reaction in the industry. Says Kriti, “Tapsee Pannu and Arjun Kapoor also tweeted on the same issue and it’s good that we are now at least talking about it.”
In the context of gender discrimination, Kriti feels the solution in the credit titles is not to have the female lead’s name preceding the male. “I just feel it’s best to keep the order of the names alphabetically, and not on the basis of gender.”
Any takers for Kriti’s suggestions?
Read the review of Luka Chuppi here.