Ac­tor Sobhita Dhuli­pala muses on the po­ten­tial of In­dian cin­ema as a medium, and why she opted to be an ac­tor

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - TIME OUT - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Sobhita Dhuli­pala says when she en­tered the film in­dus­try af­ter win­ning a beauty pageant, she knew about the un­cer­tainty of the ca­reer that awaited her. Two years and three films later, she is de­ter­mined to tell good sto­ries through the medium.

“There is so much you can do through a film. You can reach out to peo­ple in sub­tle ways, and spread aware­ness. If you draw a pie chart of all the art in our world, and pull out any one of them from some time in the his­tory, you will re­alise that it re­flects on the so­ci­ety. But nowa­days, if you look at films, how much of it re­flects the so­ci­ety? So, if you make a film only to en­ter­tain, then we are not do­ing enough,” says the Kaalakaandi ac­tor.

Sobhita, who has been part of films such as Ra­man Raghav 2.0 (2016) and Chef (2017), be­lieves in cin­ema be­ing an aes­thet­i­cally ful­fill­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tion of so­ci­ety and life, and how it should reach out to the au­di­ence.

“Cin­ema doesn’t have to rep­re­sent the ex­act so­ci­ety, but it can be a taste­ful re­flec­tion of it. You should re­flect on it whichever way pos­si­ble. Then you will be do­ing great ser­vice. Ear­lier, through nau­tanki and folk tales, aware­ness would be taken to peo­ple. With time and evo­lu­tion, we can be hon­est with re­gards to emo­tion,” feels the ac­tor. Talk­ing about shift­ing to Mum­bai from Visakha­p­at­nam, and choos­ing to strug­gle to make her dreams come true as an ac­tor, Sobhita, 25, says, “I knew of the un­cer­tainty be­fore. I was do­ing my masters in busi­ness and cor­po­rate law, when I won the beauty pageant. I felt for the art of cin­ema, and had al­ways wanted to tell sto­ries. I’ve been into writ­ing, and I felt that this was an­other medium that I can be a part of, and do things I am pas­sion­ate about,” she says, signing off.

Ac­tor Sobhita Dhuli­pala feels cin­ema has to take aware­ness to the au­di­ence

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