This Friday, Jackky Bhagnani-Kritika Kamra's Mitron and Abhishek Bachchan-Taapsee Pannu-Vicky Kaushal starrer Manmarziyaan are set to lock horns at the box office. Interestingly, both the female lead of the films are feminists. Popular TV actress Kritika Kamra who is all set to mark her Bollywood debut with Mitron recently opened up at length about the character that she is essaying in the film.
Kritika who is playing the role of a feminist in Mitron says that feminism is the most misunderstood term.
While Manmarziyaan has Taapsee Pannu playing the role of a flamboyant Punjabi girl Rumi who believes in womanism and is very outspoken, Kritika Kamra, is seen as a very independent girl who wants to fulfill her dreams on her terms in Mitron.
When Kritika was quizzed about her character in comparison to Taapsee's role in Manmarziyaan, the actress said, "Feminism is the most misunderstood term. It can mean a lot of things, but what it comes down to is equality and being able to make choices that are right for you. You don't need to always shout it from the rooftops."
She further added, "For me Avni is a "bold" character. And bold to me doesn't mean dressing in a certain way. or just behaving in a certain way. She is bold in her career aspirations. She believes that she doesn't need to depend on anyone for anything and wants the same rights and opportunities as a boy in her family would get. Also, I like that she doesn't sulk or complain. She's a go-getter. She makes things happen and without making a big deal about it. To me that is refreshing."
While both films set in small towns, depicting the life of the people from the regions, both the films are rooted into the small localities.
Mitron has been shot in the unexplored locations of Gujarat. The city of Ahmedabad has been explored intensively for the film. On the other hand, Manmarziyaan has extensively been shot in Amritsar and other parts of Punjab.
September is all set to deliver a bucket full of movies with back to back releases.