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Films often ignore women from main narrative: Rasika Dugal

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Dugal says unlike films, is "path breaking" when it comes to women's representation.

is not new to the having done a cameo in the popular web TVF series "Permanent Roommates" and playing lead in "Humorously Yours".

The can be currently seen in Prime Video's original series "Mirzapur".

"In the digital space, writers and directors get time to build and establish a character. And in a two or three hour film, if one is playing supporting role, then there are 3-4 scenes. There is room and time for multiple tracks to flesh out in the I enjoy this format.

"Usually, women often get ignored from main narrative, especially in films. In 'Mirzapur', the tracks of all the women are interesting," she told in an interview.

The actor, however, pointed out that it would have been good to see the female characters get more screen time in "Mirzapur".

"I wish... It would have been nicer to see them have more screen time. Maybe season two," she said of the series, which has been renewed for a follow-up by

Rasika, 33, says her character of a sexually frustrated wife breaks the "entire stereotype" surrounding women.

"Beena is instinctively mysterious person. It was very refreshing for me to play this part as I usually get a role in which I am a good wife or the loving mother... There are absolutely no roles written for women in which there is acknowledgement of their sexuality.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:55 IST