Women still have a long way to go for great opportunities: Actress Alaya

Actress Alaya F. Photo: IANS

Mumbai: Actress Alaya F who is currently seen playing the lead role in the supernatural thriller movie 'U-Turn', says that there is a lot of pressure in playing the lead role in any project as a lot is expected from the actor by the makers.

Her character Radhika has been given the assignment to investigate accidents that are happening at the U-turn on a particular flyover. Alaya also added that she is happy to be part of a cinema with more and more projects being made around female protagonists.

She said: "There is a lot of pressure, it is scary I won't lie but sometimes you need to just jump in. I used to be concerned about this but then you remind yourself that you are working with someone like Ekta Ma'am who has been such a strong and powerful boss lady in this industry. Gender bias or roles have never affected her personality. It doesn't apply to her."

Adding more about the producer Ekta Kapoor, Alaya added: "She has been a boss lady for so long and she never lets anything hold her back or stop her from being successful, amazing, and awesome as she is. So, when someone like her believes you can shoulder a film, you just shoulder that film without questioning yourself or thinking. You just have to be grateful and do your best to live up to it ."

Alaya made her acting debut in 2020 with the comedy film 'Jawaani Jaaneman', and later she appeared in 'Freddy', 'Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat', and is also set for 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan', 'Sri', and 'Ek Aur Ghazab Kahani'.

The actress added further that things are changing in the industry and nowadays, many films are made with women actors as the protagonist.

"Right from my first film, I have been really grateful for being offered wonderful characters and neat parts in every film I have done. It is a real blessing because as an actor I have to say very honestly that this is the best generation where films are being made," she added.

"I definitely enjoy this era of cinema better because it is something that connects with me. I think we still have a long way to go when it comes to women having great opportunities, but we have definitely started off towards incredible beginnings," concluded the 25-year-old actress.

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