Poonam Singh

Kriti Sanon, who is busy promoting her upcoming film Bachchhan Paandey which hit the big screen today, is one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood. Debuting with Heropanti, Kriti has proved her acting mettle in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Mimi among others. 

Recently during an interview, Kriti opened up about sexism in the industry and how male actors often refuse to be part of a movie where an actress plays a key role.

However, she praised her Bachchhan Paandey co-star Akshay Kumar for not being insecure of his co-stars and how he is not concerned about screen time.

Speaking to Indian Express, Kriti said, “There are very, very few who would let others share screen space equally. I’ve been in situations where most men were not willing to do a film where 60% was me and 40% was a male actor’s role. Nobody was willing to do it. So, I obviously think that these things need to change a little."

Praising Akshay, she cited how he despite having a small role in Atrangi Re, acted in it without worrying about his screen time. 

"What Akshay did in Atrangi Re was so commendable. It was a small but good role. Akshay is so not insecure of anyone, and plays his part honestly,” added the Raabta star.

On the work front, Kirti has a slew of projects lined up for this year. Kriti has Shehzada opposite Kartik Aaryan, Bhediya alongside Varun Dhawan and Ganapath with Tiger Shroff this year. She also has mythological drama Adipurush opposite Prabhas in which she essays the role of Sita.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)