We've created another stereotype to break women's image in cinema: Rasika
The actor essays a housewife with a complex and grey character in Mirzapur
Rasika Dugal says while it is a good sign how the image of Indian women is changing on-screen, she feels there's an attempt to try to create a new stereotype to break the earlier.
In the Amazon Prime Video show Mirzapur, Rasika essays a housewife who is quite a complex, grey character.
Sharing her view on the changing image of Indian women in cinema, Rasika says, "I think we seem to have created another stereotype to break the image of stereotypical women in cinema. It is at times going to an extent where women start resembling men... I mean that is certainly not the idea of portraying women in the right manner."
"Women have a complex, beautiful, mysterious, and a very interesting mind to explore. At times we lose out on these nuances. We should not just be projected as ‘a woman also can do it like a man'. Our uniqueness should be celebrated," adds the actress, who is currently receiving praises from critics this year for her performance in Manto and Hamid.
On her character in Mirzapur, she says, "I loved the character of Beena because I know in small towns, though there are women who subscribe to the idea of a traditional wife, they are constantly negotiating to find their little freedom from there. Earlier, their way towards liberation wasn't explored properly in cinema and entertainment. But I am so glad that it is happening now."
Produced by Excel Media and Entertainment, Mirzapur also features Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Messay, Shweta Tripathi and Divyendu Sharma.