Kriti Sanon, the accomplished actress who recently clinched the National Film Award for her stellar performance in Mimi, has become a vocal advocate for inclusivity in the Bollywood industry. In a recent conversation with Vogue, she shed light on the persistent issue of nepotism and emphasized the need for creating equal opportunities for outsiders in the entertainment realm.
Addressing the challenge of uneven opportunities for aspiring actors, Kriti stressed the importance of ensuring that talent takes precedence over industry connections. She stated, “The industry can become more accessible for outsiders if we start creating equal opportunities. If you’re introducing someone from the industry, make sure there’s also space for someone with raw talent who doesn’t have a background in the field.”
Acknowledging that this transformation may take time, Kriti Sanon expressed optimism about the industry gradually shifting its focus towards talent and compelling scripts rather than relying solely on established names. “Slowly, very slowly, the world is tilting towards talent and scripts rather than stars and big names,” she affirmed.
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On the professional front, Kriti’s dedication and hard work were recently recognized with the National Award for Best Actress for her role in Mimi. The 69th National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi witnessed her sharing the accolade with Alia Bhatt, who was honored for her outstanding performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Having last appeared in Ganapath – A Hero Is Born alongside Tiger Shroff, where she portrayed the character Jassi, Kriti Sanon continues to diversify her roles. The Vikas Bahl-directed film, set in a dystopian backdrop, featured legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role and hit theaters on October 20th this year.
Looking ahead, Kriti Sanon is set to grace the screen in an unnamed romantic film alongside Shahid Kapoor and in The Crew, where she shares the stage with Kareena Kapoor, Tabu, and Diljit Dosanjh. Notably, she also stepped into the realm of production this year with the film Do Patti.
As Kriti Sanon advocates for a more inclusive Bollywood, her journey stands as a testament to the power of talent and determination in overcoming industry challenges. The call for equal opportunities resonates as a beacon of change in an evolving entertainment landscape.