Actor Anantvijay Joshi on breaking stereotypes of toxic masculinity, playing a constable in Kathal

The film is headlined by Sanya Malhotra and also stars Vijay Raaz and Rajpal Yadav
Actor Anantvijay Joshi on breaking stereotypes of toxic masculinity, playing a constable in Kathal

Actor Anantvijay Joshi was recently seen playing a constable and the love interest of Sanya Malhotra’s lady cop in Netflix’s satirical mystery Kathal.  

Anantvijay plays Saurabh Dwivedi, a constable, who is dating his senior officer Mahima (Sanya Malhotra). What's noteworthy about this romance is that, despite solving a case or working closely together, the couple knows how to maintain the hierarchy. Anantvijay's character lets go of his male ego and rejoices in his partner's success.

Talking about his character Anantvijay added, "Saurabh's character is something that I personally resonate with. When the ladylove earns more or is in a higher position, the male ego definitely kicks in. But in Saurabh's case, he rejoiced when Mahima (Sanya's character) achieved something and maintained his position as a junior when she ordered him. I guess such roles need to be written and played to normalise letting go of toxic male masculinity which oppresses women and their flight to success."

Apart from Sanya and Anantvijay, the film also stars Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz and Brijendra Kala.

Kathal, directed by Yashowardhan Mishra and produced by Oscar-winning producers Guneet Monga and Ekta Kapoor, was recently released on Netflix.

Read our review of Kathal here.

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