Talktime | ‘I like doing varied roles’

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Talktime | ‘I like doing varied roles’

Sunday, 04 August 2019 | MUSKAN BAKSHI

Talktime | ‘I like doing varied roles’

konkona sen Sharma | Known for her roles in films like Life In A Metro, Wake Up Sid and Talvar, Sharma speaks with Muskan Bakshi about how there is a need to make socially relevant films and her approach towards acting

Tell us about your short film A Monsoon Date?

The film is about a young woman who is looking for love. The woman is about to meet her date because she has some important news to tell. The woman is from the LGBTQI community, and the film is about her love.

What is your character?

I play a woman from the LGBTQ community  who is looking for love. The focus of this short film is on this character.

What prompted you to play this role?

I had never played a role like this before in my life. Second, the way the subject was written and dealt with was beautiful. Third, I wanted to work with Gazal and Tannuja. So, I really wanted to take up this project.

How do you think this film will impact the society?

I don’t know. I don’t think that one short film will impact the society. Having said this, the concept is really good. It’s about to spread awareness among people.

How has your journey been thus far?

I am not really looking at my journey. But it is a journey in which I have learnt a lot; I have met lot of people, it has been very interesting thus far. I have  no complaints.

A lesson you learnt from the industry?

It is very difficult to pick a lesson that the industry has taught me. I can’t say what that one lesson has been.

What kind of roles would you like to experiment with?

I like different kind of roles that’s why I chose this role — because I had never done this kind of role before. I love to experiment that’s why I have done comedy, drama, Bengali, Hindi and English.

What’s your take on the kind of films being made today?

I don’t watch a lot of films. Only when I hear from people that a particular film is good, I go and watch it.

What keeps you grounded?

I have a very close circle of  friends. And then there is my family. Beyond that I don’t concern myself too much with what other’s have to say.

How do you define acting?

I don’t really have a definition for acting. We have to inhabit the world. You have to lend your body to another character, host another person in yourself. You have to become another person.

What is there in the pipeline?

There is a project by Alankrita Shrivastava who is directing Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare that will release later this year. Also, I have worked on the Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Pind Daan.

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