Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is back in the headlines for her upcoming 'Crew' alongside Tabu and Kriti Sanon. The makers recently unveiled the teaser of 'Crew' which has set pulses racing. The actresses are seen as sassy flight attendants in the light-hearted and humorous flick. Not just the audience, the teaser has garnered the attention of several celebrities from within the industry. The teaser is being showered with praises.

While ‘Crew’ is being flooded with appreciation from moviegoers and several figures from the industry, Bebo shared the credit with Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, and Vidya Balan.

Bebo acknowledged the significant contributions of Kangana, Vidya, and Deepika as leading female actors in shaping women’s roles and pay equity in the Hindi cine industry.

According to a PTI report, Kareena, while speaking at the ABP Ideas of India Summit 3.0, highlighted how Kangana, Vidya, and Deepika “have always tried to stand for roles that have risen above just being there in the film.”

Bebo believes, this collective effort has transformed the landscape and empowered the actresses to demand better roles, fees, and positions.

Further, the ‘Jaane Jaan’ actress asserted, “So, whether it's leading actresses like Kangana (Ranaut), Vidya (Balan), Deepika (Padukone) or myself, we've always tried to stand for roles that have risen above just being there in the film. So, all has changed a lot of dynamics on many levels, like demanding a certain role, a certain fee, or position.”

Moreover, Bebo also stressed the importance of moving beyond labelling films as “male-centric” or “female-centric,” citing her upcoming flick ‘Crew’ as an example. She was quoted as saying, “It’s a film, not a label.”

The ‘Heroine’ actress also urged the audience to focus on the story and characters.
Furthermore, Bebo also addressed the stereotype surrounding the age of actresses and said, “Age is just a number. The audience has become accepting. I’m happy in my 40s and wouldn’t want to be 21 again.”

"I'm passionate about being in front of the camera and playing different roles. I don't know anything else and want to work forever," she concluded.

Apart from Tabu, Kareena, and Kriti, Diljit Dosanjh will be playing a pivotal role and Kapil Sharma will be seen in a cameo in the flick. Crew, helmed by Rajesh Krishnan and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor, is slated to hit the theatres on March 29.