One of Kashmir’s emerging stars, Muteena Rajput, talks about her imminent Bollywood debut.
A new generation of ambitious women is breaking down boundaries and forging their own paths in Kashmir’s stunning valley.
These women are taking the possibilities and leaving their imprint in a field that is changing quickly, whether it is small businesses, startups, acting, modeling, or entrepreneurship.
Following the repeal of Article 370, which gave the area a special status, Kashmiri women are traveling to Mumbai, the hub of the Hindi film industry, or Bollywood, to pursue acting careers.
According to insiders, nepotism and familial ties have long been connected with Bollywood. Mateena Rajput, a North Kashmir inhabitant, is ready to make a name for herself with the premiere of her much-anticipated first Bollywood film, “Welcome to Kashmir.”
Mateena is prepared to make her Bollywood debut after working in the Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi film industries previously.
The aspiring actor claimed that she plays a brave young woman who is committed to fighting for justice and women’s liberation in the movie.
My desire to visit each college and school for girls in our country, motivate them with my speeches, and provide them safety advice is the basis of my character in the film, Mateena said.
She passionately believes that although women are naturally strong, they frequently succumb to societal pressures.
Mateena expressed her thanks for the opportunity she has had to represent Kashmir on numerous stages while being proud of her Kashmiri roots.
“If we decide to see Kashmir positively, we’ll realize how beautiful it is. We must adopt a constructive mindset, she urged.
While Mateena is aware that Kashmir has frequently been represented adversely in Bollywood films, frequently linked to supporting terrorism, she is dedicated to presenting her native country in a positive light.
“As a Kashmiri artist, I am aware of the gravity of my duty and always travel with the spirit of my own country. Others might have different choices, she continued.
The movie “Welcome to Kashmir” addresses a number of significant problems, such as young people’s drug use and women’s empowerment. The film also emphasizes the advantages of tourism and hospitality.
The film stands out because it is the first Bollywood Hindi feature film to be produced and directed by Kashmiris. The Sopore-born director’s dream project, the movie is a labor of love.
The movie not only represents a key turning point in Mateena’s career, but also exemplifies Kashmiri artists’ creativity and capacity for molding the story of their motherland on a large scale.
Every woman who aspires to make a name for herself in the entertainment world might find inspiration in Mateena Rajput’s story. Mateena is making a profound effect through her art with her first Bollywood film, which not only engages audiences but also addresses significant social issues, according to film reviewer Neha Gupta.
“Her ability to bring depth and authenticity to her characters is a testament to her versatility as an actress,” she continued.
“Mateena Rajput’s on-screen charisma is unmatched, leaving audiences spellbound with her magnetic presence and captivating performances,” wrote entertainment columnist Maya Kapoor.