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'We have to have gumption as an actor'

The Veere Di Wedding actor says, it is not just Bollywood where actresses are consistently told to be a certain way and to look a certain way, but the issue prevails in every industry

We have to have gumption   as an actor

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen onscreen in Veere Di Wedding, says that actors or actresses have to have gumption to do whatever they feel like doing irrespective of any medium.

When asked whether it is difficult for actresses in the film industry to follow their heart because it's consistently telling them to be a certain way and to look a certain way and they lose out on roles if they speak up, she said, "I think in any field there would be this issue. We hear about it a lot because we are in the film industry and lot of reporting is done of this field. I am sure it's everywhere but I think today we have lot of opportunities and path-breaking actors be it Radhika Apte and the girl in 'Sacred Games' Kubra, so we are having these girls who are fighting back and doing these kind roles which is brilliant. So, I think we have to have gumption as actors or actresses that this is what we are going to do be it on any medium. "

"I think actor's colour, shape or size, nothing matters. If you are putting your best effort then your hard work and talent will succeed and we are building up to that," she adds.

Asked whether the film industry is giving a secure environment to women at the work place, she said, "Of course that's what we want. We are openly having conversation today. The fact that so many women have come out and spoken, I think that's a start. In fact, earlier people haven't spoken for years and today people have come forward so, I really appreciate those women who had the courage to stand up and talk," Kareena expressed.

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