Film producer Rhea Kapoor has made it to the headlines after expressing her disdain towards the term “women-centric” films. Earlier today, she took to her Instagram stories and penned down a lengthy note in which she asked if a ‘man-centric movie’ is a term too. She further added that her films happen to have women in them only because she finds them braver and more fun.
Rhea Kapoor is well-known for making films with strong women protagonists. Aisha (an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma), Khoobsurat and Veere Di Wedding are some examples. Therefore, she often gets typecast as a producer who backs ‘women-centric’ films. However, that’s not the case.
In her story, she writes, “What the f**k is a ‘woman-centric’ film? Can someone tell me? Can someone announce a ‘man-centric’ one soon? or is that just a given? I am not interested in making ‘woman-centric’ films. My films just happen to have women in them. I think they are braver and more fun. Also, heroes are just too sensitive and emotional. Too much chik-chik na?”
Interestingly, this comes at a time when the reports of Rhea Kapoor’s next ‘women-centric’ movie with Kareena Kapoor Khan have been trending everywhere. Earlier today, Kareena Kapoor confirmed the movie without announcing its title. “Rhea will make the announcement soon. The film is not about stars; instead, it’s about [strong] women coming together,” she informed.
As per a recent report, another actress who is going to share the screen with Kareena is Tabu.”Rhea has already locked Kareena Kapoor Khan for her next project. She is in talks with Tabu to star in the film as well. However, Tabu is yet to sign the film on dotted lines. The actress has loved the script and has shown her interest and is most likely to give her confirmation soon.” As per the source, the film will focus on the individual journey of the two women who find support in one another.
- Staff Reporter