FEW FILMS REFLECT SOCIETY, SAYS SOBHITA
Actor Sobhita Dhulipala muses on the potential of Indian cinema as a medium, and why she opted to be an actor
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