Konkona Sen Sharma on ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’: Felt liberated to not play good girl


Mumbai, September 23

Actor Konkona Sen Sharma was “thrilled” when Alankrita Shrivastava’s “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” got here her means because the movie gave her the “rare” alternative to play a flawed girl.

The movie, additionally that includes Bhumi Pednekar, chronicles the lives of two cousins in Greater Noida who, by way of their rise, fall, missteps and unlearning, allow one another to search out freedom.

As Dolly – a married, working, bold girl navigating the messy a part of liberation – Sharma felt a rarity in the way in which the character was written by Shrivastava, with whom she additionally labored on 2018’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha”.

In an interview with PTI, the actor stated she has by no means performed a girl who’s “quite as bad*** as Dolly”.

“I felt liberated from having to always play that perfect, strong woman who never makes any wrong decision. It was liberating to play a woman who is so ambiguous and sometimes taking some decisions, which are ambiguous as well.” In her profession of greater than 20 years, Sharma has performed a number of celebrated characters, from “Page 3”, “Life in a Metro”, “Wake Up! Sid”, “Omkara”, to “Luck By Chance”.

The actor stated whereas it will be a stretch to say there’s a wrestle to get components like Dolly, she wished she had extra numerous characters to select from.

“There’s no wrestle as such, however it’s an acknowledgement of such a juicy half. Of course, it will be superb if one had a plethora of such roles to select from, however sadly that is not the case and I’m not shocked.

“I’ve been acting for more than 20 years so I know what it is. What I’m happy about is that this has happened!” For the 40-year-old actor, a number of layers to Dolly, a girl grappling with an uninterested husband, sexuality of her baby, and variations along with her sister, mirrored the complexity of 1’s life, which seldom finds a “truthful” portrayal on display screen.

Sharma stated she usually finds that even in “progressive scripts”, the makers make a “concession” by not selecting to go all out to showcase a girl’s company.

“You’re used to that. Rarely you feel there’s something which is telling it as it is. It isn’t making any apologies, doing away with niceties. I loved that attitude, that ‘hey we are all adults, this is how it is.’ “It does not underestimate the viewer in any respect. I really like Alankrita’s world, the way in which she inhabits and represents ladies…” Produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, the movie was earlier eyeing a theatrical launch earlier than the coronavirus pandemic compelled theatres to close store. The movie ultimately landed on the streaming platform Netflix.

The undeniable fact that “Dolly Kitty…” resonated along with her private concept of feminine liberation made the movie particular for Sharma, she stated.

“I feel liberated as a woman, in the way I live my life. However, it’s not always reflected in the world around me. So I feel privileged but also isolated. “That’s why one is so happy to have come throughout an area the place folks like Ekta have supported the movie, Alankrita is writing movies like these.” Sharma empowerment is different for every woman but the film talks about the idea and “Hopefully that may begin a dialog”.

“Dolly Kitty…” additionally stars Vikrant Massey, Amol Parashar and Aamir Bashir. PTI



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