In my review, I talked about how Taapsee has been presented as the “lead” actress in Pink, but really Kirti was the one who impressed me. And, in many ways, had the strongest role. And Kirti herself says the same thing in a Bollywoodhungama interview!
I have as much to do in the film, if not more, as any of the other female characters in the film and if anything, my breakdown in the court scene is one of the major highlights and turning points in the film. So, I really don’t know why it should be seen any other way by anybody but as a lead.
She also agreed with my point that the 3 women supported and helped each other in a really special way that you don’t often see on film.
we are all supporting each other. Girls in crises often do in life. We all play different roles and support each other, but are the protagonists of our own life stories.
Of course, both these points are kind of obvious when you watch the film, that Kirti has as strong a role as Taapsee and that the 3 leads support each other through the crisis, but still! Me and Kirti, saying the same thing!
The other story is a little bit more industrial. Sajid Nadiawala, who’s just finishing a 3 film deal with UTV after a 3 film deal with Eros, is now looking at going off on his own. No big corporate tie up, finding his own funding. Which is what I am always saying is the better way! Small flexible family companies with no stupid MBAs involved. Just artists who were raised in the industry and have plenty of personal connections. If 5 years from now, UTV, Reliance, Eros, and all the other biggies are gone, and it is just a bunch of tiny little artist lead studio houses, I think the industry would be a lot healthier.
(Also, Sajid Nadiawala news always reminds me that he was married to Divya Bharti, and then I think about how much I liked Divya Bharti movies, and then I am happy)