‘I’m bad at pub­li­cis­ing my work’

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Ac­tor Pallavi Sharda (right), who is busy bal­anc­ing her Bol­ly­wood and in­ter­na­tional projects, rues not know­ing how to spread the word and stay in the lime­light.

“I’m shoot­ing a tele­vi­sion se­ries in Aus­tralia, which makes me the first In­di­ano­ri­gin ac­tor on Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion. I spent last two years on in­ter­na­tional projects, but it’s in my na­ture to keep quiet about my work. I am bad at un­der­stand­ing how I need to pub­li­cise my­self. My body of work speaks for it­self,” says Pallavi, whose Hol­ly­wood film, Lion got six nom­i­na­tions in the Os­cars this year.

The ac­tor was re­cently seen in Begum Jaan along­side Vidya Balan. How­ever, she is up­set with sto­ries and videos that re­volved around the dresses that she wore dur­ing the pro­mo­tions. “In the course of pro­mot­ing the film, the sub­ject of my dress sense came up and that got mil­lion views. I cried be­cause I was so ashamed with cor­rupted minds ev­ery­where. My fa­ther goes on­line to see my lat­est in­ter­view, and the first head­line that he sees is not about my role. I feel proud of my­self for wear­ing a dress like that. We have ev­ery right to take own­er­ship of what we wear but sto­ries around your dresses can re­ally hit your con­fi­dence some­times,” says Pallavi, who has been part of films such as Be­sharam (2013) and Hawaiza­ada (2015).

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