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Can’t afford woman-centric film just now: Kriti Kharbanda

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Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda, who shares screen space with Rajkummar Rao in the upcoming film “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana”, says though she wants, she cannot indulge in the idea of a “woman-centric film” right now.

Asked if she wants to play a protagonist in a female-centric film, Kriti told IANS here: “Honestly, I do not want to indulge in a woman-centric film just now. I am not as famous as I wish to be and therefore, I do not have the ability to pull the crowd to the theatre.

“Yes, if you are asking as an artiste, with a good story, it is a lucrative thing to act in a woman-centric film. Having said that, I cannot let my producer suffer because of my creative satisfaction.”

However, she added: “I think in the south I can do it, especially in the Kannada film industry. I am popular enough to do a woman-centric film there.”

Born and brought up in Delhi, Kriti moved to Bengaluru after finishing her high school. She had a stint as a model before debuting as an actress in a Telugu film. The actress entered Bollywood with “Guest Iin London”.

She is happy about having worked with Rajkummar — a National Award-winning actor — in “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana”, which is releasing on Friday.

“I think I have learnt how to be a good co-actor because he is really the one. I heard people saying how in a Rajkummar Rao film, people only watch him in the frame and he could overshadow others. But I must say, he is such a good co-actor who always lets you act your best, because acting also has a lot depending on reacting,” said Kriti.

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