Ac­tress Cause

An with a She is not rest­ing on her laurels.

Woman's Era - - Short Story - By Sudha Har­i­ha­ran

ask­ing in the glory of the rave re­views she earned for her per­for­mance in New­ton and cel­e­brat­ing the film’s entry to the 2018 Os­cars, An­jali Patil is not rest­ing on her laurels. She is also ac­tively supporting the cause of pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment. She re­cently shot for Save the Rivers a cam­paign to make peo­ple aware of the harm­ful ef­fects of pol­lu­tion. She was en­sconced in a monastery in the pic­turesque hills of Nepal when she was of­fered the role in New­ton. Ra­janikanth’s Kaala also came her way af­ter they saw her in the Sri Lankan film. She be­came the first ever In­dian to dub in Sin­hala for this film. A dyslexic (num­bers con­found her), she’s quite a lin­guist, speak­ing Tamil, Malay­alam, French, Sin­hala, English and of course, Hindi. A na­tional award win­ner, An­jali has earned recog­ni­tion through films like Delhi in a Day, Chakravuyuh and a Sri Lankan film With You With­out You. She will also be seen in The Si­lence which was re­leased on Oct 6th. The film tack­les the cru­cial and taboo topic of sex­ual as­sault and its af­ter­math, trac­ing the re­cur­ring ques­tion of re­spon­si­bil­ity of si­lence. The ac­tress has pock­eted some plum projects which in­clude Ra­jnikanth’s Kaala where she will be seen in a piv­otal role. Later, she will be seen in Rakesh Om­prakash Mehra's Mere Pyaare Prime Min­is­ter and Anand L Rai’s Nimmo in which she plays the ti­tle role of Nimmo di­rected by Rahul Shanklya.

Her first de­but in fea­ture films was Prashant Nair’s Delhi in a Day in which she was crit­i­cally ac­claimed for her por­trayal of Ro­hini. Later on in 2011, she also worked as the lead­ing ac­tress and the pro­ducer of an in­ter­na­tional short film Green Ban­gles. This short film was se­lected as In­dia’s of­fi­cial entry to WIFTI (Women In Film and Tele­vi­sion In­ter­na­tional, Los An­ge­les) and was even­tu­ally se­lected and screened at the WIFTI In­ter­na­tional Show­case 2012 in 44 cities in 15 coun­tries. She has starred in a Tel­ugu film, Na Ban­gaaru Talli for which she re­ceived the Na­tional Award – Spe­cial Men­tion and the State Nandi Award for Best Ac­tress

Her big Bol­ly­wood break came with Prakash Jha's lat­est film on is­sues re­lated to Nax­al­wad, Chakravyuh, mak­ing her the talk of the B-town for her pow­er­ful per­for­mance along­side sea­soned ac­tors like Om Puri, Manoj Bajpai, Abhay Deol and Ar­jun Ram­pal. We


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