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Sonam Kapoor, Kareena, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania launch their film’s trailer

April 26th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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Sonam Kapoor, Kareena, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania launch their film’s trailer
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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says she is hopeful that her upcoming film Veere Di Wedding will bring about a change in the way women characters are treated in Indian films. The 32-year-old actress launched the trailer of the film along with her co-stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania in Mumbai.

“I don’t think a film like this has been made before. It is entertaining and has everything from romance to drama. And why can’t a female headline a commercial film that is about girls which has a story? Things might change if this film works, I hope it brings about a change in the roles that are written for us,” Sonam Kapoor said.

The actor also hopes films based on women can help in changing the “misogynistic mindset”. “There is very long way before it happens. People like Kareena are setting an example. She got married and then she was on the sets and after having a baby she was on the sets. Shahid Kapoor got married did anyone ask whether he will work or not. Nobody will ask this question to a man. This misogynistic mindset is what needs to change and hopefully with films like this things will change. We are hoping this film does well. It is important for this film to do well so we as a women will get our space. We can break the glass in some way or the other,” she added.

The first trailer of the film has the actors using cuss words. When asked about the censor certificate, Sonam
Kapoor said she is not the right person to comment on it. “This question is better asked to producers of the film. They are not here, there is a reason why they are not here. We don’t know. There is nothing objectionable in the film,” she added.

Sonam Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania Sonam Kapoor with her Veere Di Wedding gang – Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.

Many omen-centric films such as Lipstick Under My Burkha and others have faced a tough time with the CBFC. The censor board, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani at that time, had refused to certify the film and labeled it “lady oriented”.

Veere Di Wedding releases on June 1.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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