‘In­dia doesn’t value my in­ten­sity as an ac­tor’

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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.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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