Renee Sen ….Sushmita Sen received lots of love from all walks of life after her debut with a short film entired, ‘Suttabaazi,’ which was selected to be presented on the YouTube channel of the Bandra Film Festival.
The budding actress opened up her film in an exclusive interview, received her complimentary performance and performing aspirations. Excerpts… What reactions did you react to your performance? I could finally watch myself on the screen; it’s so long a dream! It was a happy experience, so all I feel is I’m so glad.
I’m just taked even if somebody has constructive criticism or feedback. How did ‘Suttabaazi’ come to you? I was in the same school with my conductor Kabeer Khurana, but we never had interactions.
When we began to follow him on Instagram, I saw that he began making movies and sent him a message of congratulations because I was really pleased to see his work.
We re-linked and he shared a script with me quite randomly and the great storey blown me away. He told me that he wanted me to perform there, and I was very overwhelmed by the lack of formal acting education, and it was risky for a director to pitch the film at me.
But I felt I was able to pull it off when I read this script because I could see it. I feel that a part of me has been read subconsciously Did you expect your first movie to be recognised by many people and platforms? It makes me so pleased with the love that the film gets. I didn’t anticipate anything. I’m so thankful, therefore.
I feel that people connect to the storey every day. This is the most important thing. It is such a successful experience to bring a script to life. We received a lot of good feedback; the audience said they wanted the movie to be longer. Now it certainly reaches a wider audience with the Bandra Film Festival.
Even constructive criticism has helped me to improve, and I remember that when I do the next thing. How much were you talking about your Diya character? Diya is a phase in our life that we all had. I related a little to her, then, of course. We all went through the stage that we don’t want to hear our parents and to be always on the phone.
But I also learned some important lessons from this character—not stare at your telephone, there is a life beyond it and this family is important. But Diya has been entirely influenced by social media and so I am the opposite. I am now an actor and the social media are the by-products of what I’m doing. It’s not the opposite way.
I’m not acting because I have a few followers or something. I like to act. How do you deal with social media negativity and trolls? There’s always things people have to say. To be honest, I don’t read much in the social media. I don’t want to get tracked down. I don’t want to
. And that’s how I want to be, I’m the happiest girl on earth. As much as I can, I try to see the good.
The remainder is irrelevant. You want to pursue it on your big screen, now that you have a taste for acting? I want to work more, of course. But I must work a lot on myself for that. Yeah, I want to be a full-time actor.
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