Pagglait actor Sayani Gupta: We all have the right to fly as women

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Actor Sayani Gupta says no character in is a part of the movie, which explores a lady’s journey of self-discovery, only for the sake of it.

The similar goes for her character Akanksha, an unbiased working lady, who develops a novel bond along with her former boyfriend Astik’s spouse Sandhya, performed by Sanya Malhotra, after his loss of life.

“You are ready to forgive somebody while you perceive their perspective over time. That’s what leads to empathy. Akanksha comes as a catalyst in Sandhya’s life, a ray of hope, aspiration, and inspiration.

“She is also the first person in Sandhya’s life who tells her without saying it as it is that she also has a right to listen to her heart. We all have the right to fly as women and listen to our inner voice,” Gupta informed PTI in an interview over Zoom.

Directed and written by Umesh Bist, Pagglait revolves round Malhotra’s Sandhya, who ventures onto a journey of self-discovery whereas struggling to make sense of her husband’s loss of life and coping with her quirky in-laws.

Gupta, recognized for movies like Article 15, Axone and International Emmy-nominated sequence Four More Shots Please!, mentioned she was keen to be a part of the movie after studying its “balanced and nuanced” script.

“The credit goes to Umesh sir. Every character was beautifully written. There is no character in the film that doesn’t serve any purpose,” the 35-year-old actor mentioned.

Apart from its delicate commentary on modern actuality depicted by means of a north Indian joint household that comes collectively to mourn Astik’s loss of life, Pagglait can be about acceptance and closure.

“We deal with death and grief in different ways. We all have different levels of emotional maturity,” Kolkata-born Gupta mentioned.

The actor, who’s a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, mentioned the considered her dad and mom dying had typically crossed her thoughts in the previous.

“I’d imagined it to the T and I thought I would be breaking down or become hysterical. But actually when my father passed, I was so calm, composed and mature that I shocked myself. I was smiling, taking it so beautifully.”

People round her, Gupta mentioned, had been apprehensive about her at the moment and questioned if she was affected by post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD).

“Everyone around me got scared, they said ‘she is in shock, she has PTSD’. But I thought if something so bad is happening to me, something good must be happening to someone else around the world, because there is always equilibrium in nature. And that’s what this film is about,” she added.

Pagglait additionally stars Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Sheeba Chaddha, Meghna Malik, Rajesh Tailang, Jameel Khan, Aasif Khan and Shrutii Sharma.

Produced by Balaji Telefilms and Sikhya Entertainment, the movie is slated to begin streaming on Netflix from Friday.

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