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harassment and rape, she tells me, is something she feels very strongly about. “It’s something you read about every now and then, and you can’t do anything about it but you really want to! That really bothers me. I’m not a person that gets angry easily, but when I read about atrocities against women, it really upsets me,” she says, agitated. “At some point, I’d want to do something about this. Help create more awareness, perhaps, or provide victims therapy, or teach children the difference between a good and bad touch. I don’t know what, at the moment, but I know that I want to do something about it for sure.” Kriti tells me that it’s important for women to stick together. Her own FOR MORE GREAT STORIES, VISIT COSMO.IN ‘girly gang’ isn’t too large—two friends from college, that she’s been close with, since. “The beauty of school and college friends is that the really close ones always stay the same. I love that nothing has changed between us. We don’t get to talk every day, but when we do, it’s the same. We have so much going on in our lives, that there’s all this gossip to share, and I really look forward to those times. I think, after being a part of this profession, a lot of people around you start acting differently, which gets a little weird. It’s these friends who keep you grounded, and it’s beautiful that they’re the same.” I ask if she believes that women can never truly be friends. That when it comes to the crunch, our lot is wired to see each other as competition. She nods her head in agreement. “I feel there is more jealousy between women than with