Actress Sobhita Dhullipala—who will soon be making her debut in Southern films with ‘Mothoon’—is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that she gets into the skin of her character. As it so happens, she recently visited a red light area in Mumbai in order to understand its culture and history. During the visit, she interacted with women and tried to understand their lives. Opening up about this experience, Sobhita said that it was touted by the warm behaviour of the women she met.
“Being a part of ‘Mothoon’ was unexpectedly character building. I play a feisty woman from Kamathipura, the vicious underbelly of Bombay and one of the largest brothels in the world. Since we mostly shot guerilla style, I got to interact with the families there and even lived in one of their tiny rooms. In India, people tend to get categorised by their job or caste or colour. But in Kamathipura, despite their horrid living, it was truly eye-opening how kind, homely and tender these women are,” she said.
She went on to add that that ‘Mothoon’ has had a terrific impact on her life and changed her as a person.
“It may have changed me for life. A truly enriching experience for a 24 year old I believe, to be encountering such experiences and being able to play a character that resonates so fiercely with reality. I’m also grateful for having worked with a brilliant team on this project,” said Sobhita.
Well, we are happy for the young lady and hope that she impresses us with ‘Mothoon’. Directed by Geetu Mohandas, the film will hit screens in 2018.