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Kareena Kapoor Khan believes Crew success is evidence of gender equality in cinema: “Women also can break box office rules”

en Bollywood News Kareena Kapoor Khan believes Crew success is evidence of gender equality in cinema: “Women also can break box office rules”

Kareena Kapoor Khan claimed that she is presently filming for Singham Again and that the Rohit Shetty-directed film would be released around Diwali this year.

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan views the box office success of her latest release, Crew, as a positive indicator of reduced gender bias in today's cinema landscape. The heist comedy, which also stars Tabu and Kriti Sanon, has been hailed by Kareena for breaking barriers in films led by women. Crew revolves around three air hostesses grappling with an airline bankruptcy who choose to seize control of their destiny. Directed by Rajesh A Krishnan, the movie released on March 29 and has become a box office hit, showcasing the appeal and profitability of female-centric narratives in mainstream cinema.

Kareena Kapoor Khan believes Crew success is evidence of gender equality in cinema: “Women also can break box office rules”

“It’s not about whether it’s a hero or a heroine taking on a film. It’s a person and (their) performance that takes the film and content (forward). We are going to keep trying to do that. I will always choose roles that are interesting but in the form of entertainment. I’m happy Crew has broken barriers. It started the conversation that women also can break box office rules,” Kareena, who played the role of Jasmine Kohli in Crew, told PTI in an interview.

On Saturday, UNICEF India selected Kareena Kapoor as its new National Ambassador. She had been a Celebrity Advocate for the non-profit organization since 2014, stated that she has evolved as a person over the previous decade. “We have travelled to different places across India, where I have interacted with children, teachers, and parents. They have spoken about their story, aspirations and dreams.”

“Through UNICEF, I have grown from the person I was 10 years ago to what I am today as a National Ambassador… It’s been a very fulfilling journey for me. I’ve had such amazing memories,” she said.

The actor, a passionate advocate of child rights, education and health, said that she is looking forward to utilising her reach as a celebrity to help in her role as UNICEF India’s National Ambassador. “As an actor in (the film) industry, I have a voice that can reach millions of people. So that responsibility is definitely there and I want to use it (voice) to gather support for our children across the country,” she said.

“It’s also the responsibility of the parents to understand the needs of their children. I’m proud that I have this voice and I know that people follow me and look up to me. I understand they listen to what I say. I want to use this for something, especially when it comes to ensuring children’s rights,” she added.

Child development shouldn’t be limited to book learning, said Kareena. “Whether it’s reading or the focus on arts, child development is not just about reading books in schools and writing. It’s also encouraging them (to master) their particular skill. So, my focus is going to be on all of that.” The actor is awaiting the release of her next film The Buckingham Murders, a crime thriller directed by Hansal Mehta. She will also be seen in Singham Again, the latest instalment in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe.

“I am shooting for Singham Again, which will be released around Diwali. Then, there is The Buckingham Murders, which I did with Hansal Mehta… I’m very excited about it because I play a mother and she’s a detective. It’s an interesting, women-oriented, strong part,” she said.

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