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For Long, Young Girls Didn’t See Representation on Screen, Says Mrunal Thakur

Actor Mrunal Thakur has been garnering reward for her voiceover function as India’s first feminine animated superhero Priya, within the brief movie Priya’s Mask.

“I obviously take pride in this. This came from a place of personal passion and I am elated that fans have taken to Priya with such gusto,” stated Mrunal.

She feels the viewers, particularly younger ladies, has taken a liking for such makes an attempt as a result of they discover illustration on display, which was largely lacking all alongside.

“For the longest time, young girls who looked like you and me did not see much representation. Priya is rooted in our value system and, at the same time, has an edge. She is a figure of power. She is gritty and fierce. A young girl can look at her and go, ‘if Priya can fight it, so can I’. She is inspiring and that’s what superheroes have done traditionally. I am grateful to the creators for making me voice her and I hope love for her keeps pouring in, with every series,” she informed IANS.

The animated sequence, named a ‘gender equality champion’ by UN Women, was created by documentary filmmaker and technologist Ram Devineni and written by Shubhra Prakash, with illustrations and animation by Syd Fini, Hamid Bahrami and Neda Kazemifar.

This specific sequence marks protagonist Priya remodelled as a gutsy lady. Set in opposition to the country backdrop of Jodhpur, it narrates the story of eight-year-old Meena and her working mom, who nurses Covid-infected sufferers.

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