Tell us about your role in the film?
In Satyagraha I play Sumitra who comes from Ambikapur a small town in the heart of India. She is honest, morally upright and is chasing her dream. The corruption sustained in the democratic system causes her great hurdles questioning the basic rights of a law abiding citizen in todays democratic India.
Are you associated with a social cause too?
Yes I am contributing to the educating of rural children in Shrival Trust shool in a small hamlet in Shirali Karnataka. I would however want to devote much more of myself to this cause in the future. Education is only way a human being can validate his true existence.
Do you see films such as these trigger social change?
Satyagraha deals with is a very topical issue that’s brimming in every city of our country today. The total mass disconnection of the people with the ruling Government is a complete reality. Films to inspire and motivate people greatly hence I truly hope that Satyagraha proves as a catalyst to encourage people to be a part of a new generation Satyagraha that would help us maximise our rights and deserving.
Are you familiar with Gandhian thought and how do you relate to it in todays day and times.
Gandhian thought was the right philosophy. There is a beautiful re adaptation of Gandhi ji’s prayer Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram in Satyagraha, which is a prayer of todays times and sensibilities. It gives me goose bumps when I hear this prayer adapted to todays times.
How was it sharing screen space with Mr Amitabh Bachchan and what are the nuances of your role with him?
It was like an ultimate moment of achievement for me as an actor to be sharing screen space at such length and intensity with none other than Mr Amitabh Bachchan. It was like wrestling disbelief every single day. I share a very strong bond with Mr Bacchans character Dwarka in Satyagraha. He is her father in law and they both are the only support system for each other. He is her guardian and mentor
Tell us about your look in the film and the growth of your character?
My look in Satyagaraha is very san makeup and very real. This has been one of my most challenging roles as I have a varied graph of emotions to potray in the body of the film. Sumitra is a very strong character and She becomes a vital part of Satyagraha