Long way to go in terms of equality: Malavika Mohanan


A lot may have changed for the heroine in Indian film industry, but actor Malavika Mohanan says equality is still far away. Asked whether female actors have started getting better written roles today, Malavika said progress can’t be decoded in black and white.

“It’s a grey area. There are some roles which are amazing like Piku and Queen. These are amazing female protagonists... But I still think we have a long way to go in terms of equality,” Malavika told PTI on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019. The Petta star made her Hindi film debut in 2017 with Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds.

The Malayalam actor said she is waiting for the right script to come her way to sign her future Bollywood films. “It depends on when I get a project I really like,” she said.

In a rapid fire with Femina, Malavika when asked about her celebrity crushes, she said, “Ranbir Kapoor and Ryan Gosling.” Malavika said she loved the combination of colours, textures and silhouettes in their collection. “I think somebody of my generation would like to wear these clothes if they don’t want to go for a sari or lehenga. I’m wearing a bralet and pallazo, it can’t get more comfortable than this,” she said.

Malavika will next be seen starring in multi-lingual film Hero with Vijay Devarakonda. It will be released in all four southern languages and reportedly.

The actor walked the ramp for designer duo VineetRahul at the fashion gala, which began on Wednesday.