‘India doesn’t value my intensity as an actor’
Actor Priyanka Bose (left), who has played Kamla Munshi, the biological mother to actor Dev Patel’s character Saroo Brierley in the film based on a non-fiction book A Long Way Home, says she has been waiting for a project like this for a long time. The Indianborn actor says getting a role in the Garth Davis-directed movie was a dream come true for her, reported Femalefirst.
“I have this hyper ambition about the type of artist or actor I want to be. And in India, I’m not valued that much for this intensity. There are different ways of thinking and casting in Bollywood. I’m not the prototype who has been say, a model-turned-wannabe actorbeauty queen who’s come into acting,” she says.
The film also stars Oscarwinning actor Nicole Kidman. It is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, a young Indian boy who gets separated from his brother and mother and ends up 1,000 miles away from his home, lost at a train station in Kolkata. He is adopted by an Australian family and eventually gets track down his lost family in India via Google maps years later.