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Kiara Advani is disappointed by lack of depth in comedy films for actresses

Kiara Advani recalled being trolled when an elderly man saluted her (The Indian Express)

Bollywood actress Kiara Advani has expressed disappointment in comedy films for female actors.

In a recent interview, Kiara Advani said the fact that female actors cannot compare with what their male counterparts get to do in comedies is because sometimes unfortunately that’s how the script is written. The actress said that it’s rare for a female protagonist to do the heavy lifting in comedy films as most of the punches and jokes are reserved for male characters.

“It’s very rare that a female protagonist adds a punch. I am still craving to do that. I’m part of these films, they all have had an interesting arc to the characters. But if I’ve to compare it to what your male protagonist is doing (in the film), then you just can’t compare,” the actor said.

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Advani said the fact that female actors can’t compare with what their male counterparts get to do in comedies is because sometimes “unfortunately that’s how (the script) is written”.

“It definitely does disappoint. Maybe now’s when you start speaking up and telling your director that you want more. Maybe now I will start doing that going forward,” she added. Advani, 29, believes comedy is a difficult genre to crack and doesn’t often get the credit it deserves.

Advani will be seen in Kartik Aryan starrer ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ which is a sequel to filmmaker Priyadarshan’s 2007 film of the same name that featured Kumar and Vidya Balan. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, and Krishan Kumar under the banners of T-Series and Cine 1 Studios, the film is set to release on May 20.

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