Actress Harleen Sethi, who is playing the female protagonist in the romantic web series “Broken But Beautiful”, says the projection of a vulnerable woman does not make one weak as a person, and there is a strength in that, too.
The portrayal of women in cinema is changing and these days women are shown in a more realistic manner, with flaws and as being independent-minded. Asked about how she looks at the change, Harleen Sethi said, “These days I see women are strongminded, career-oriented and somewhere they are hiding their vulnerable side from the world. But why? Being vulnerable does not make you weak as a person. It is not wrong to show that side. There is a strength in that too. I do not think that the definition of a strong woman is only about raising your voice and giving it back to anyone who criticise you. You can be emotional and strong at the same time.”
The show, created and developed by Ekta Kapoor, features Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur, Meherzan Mazda, Jitin Gulati as Kartik , and is coming up with its new season.
Harleen got a lot of appreciation for her performance in the first season of the show. “Since this was my first big acting project, getting a response from the audience — especially all the messages I have received and feedback that I have got from my social media followers — has given me validation as an actress. Being a new actress, it is important for me to understand how the audience is accepting me,” she said.
The actress observed how, while trying to break stereotypes of the female character lately, they are falling under another stereotype. (IANS)