Zoya Akhtar says female actors themselves are apprehensive about leading films: The first question they’ll ask you is ‘who is the guy in the film?’ | Hindi Movie News

One of many major driving forces behind the prevalence of male leads in Bollywood movies is the assumption that films that includes male actors as protagonists usually tend to carry out nicely on the field workplace. Whereas the problem of gender disparity in Bollywood has been a topic of scrutiny and debate for a few years, Zoya Akhtar not too long ago mentioned that feminine actors are themselves not prepared to hold movies on their very own shoulders.
Throughout her current chat with Movie Companion, when the subject of ladies main large initiatives got here up, Zoya shared her opinion primarily based on her expertise. She mentioned that plenty of actresses don’t wish to carry the burden of main movies and the primary query they will ask you is ‘who’s the man within the movie?’
Whereas there have been vital developments within the business when it comes to rising alternatives for feminine actors and portraying extra various and empowered feminine characters, there nonetheless exists a notable imbalance within the variety of movies with male leads in comparison with feminine leads.Nonetheless, Zoya feels that feminine actors themselves are apprehensive and plenty of time they aren’t themselves. They might reasonably be in an enormous hero-led movie than carry their very own movie.
Zoya’s response got here after director Hansal Mehta identified how Sanjay Leela Bhansali managed to mount a movie like Gangubai Kathiawadi on Alia Bhatt‘s shoulders however not many filmmakers get that type of financing.
In the meantime, Zoya’s upcoming movie The Archies will introduce seven newcomers – Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina, Aditi ‘Dot’ Saigal, Yuvraj Menda.
It’s a teen musical comedy movie primarily based on the American comedian guide collection of the identical title produced by Tiger Child Productions and directed by Zoya Akhtar. The movie is scheduled to launch on December 7 on streaming platform.

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