Janhvi Kapoor open to playing characters like Preeti in ‘Kabir Singh’


‘Kabir Singh’, which released earlier this year, made headlines for all sorts of reasons. Janhvi Kapoor has come out and said she would be open to playing characters like the one Kiara Advani played in the film, who was subject to an arguably regressive seduction and relationship.

“I loved Kabir Singh. I understand people’s concern. I think cinema in our country plays such a big part in creating an impression on the minds of the general public, so I understand why people feel that it might encourage men to act a certain way. But it’s art! It’s not supposed to cater to societal norms, and what is right and what is wrong. It’s one man’s reality, it’s one man’s opinion of someone’s reality. It’s a grey character, that’s the point of it. If you only make sanitised, society-approved empty shells of characters, then what’s the point?,” said the actress, as quoted by Hindustan Times.

She added, “He’s supposed to be f**ked up. Isn’t cinema art and isn’t art supposed to be a reflection of yourself. That’s maybe someone’s reality and that’s what they are trying to present on celluloid. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Frida Kahlo painted really disturbing images but it was called feminism because it’s her reality. You can’t filter it, then it’s not art. Then where’s the heart in it?”

Kapoor will be seen next in ‘Kargil Girl’, ‘Roohi Afza’ and ‘Dostana 2’.

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