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Exclusive! Akansha Ranjan Kapoor reveals that director Vasan Bala had her in mind for Monica, O My Darling

The actress told us why it is special for any actor to work with the director

Exclusive! Akansha Ranjan Kapoor reveals that director Vasan Bala had her in mind for Monica, O My Darling
Akansha Ranjan Kapoor
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 02.34 PM, Nov 17, 2022

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After working together on the successful web series Ray last year, actress Akansha Ranjan Kapoor got to work with director Vasan Bala for the second time in Monica, O My Darling.

With Akansha receiving appreciation for her acting in the film, she opens up to OTTplay on why it is special for any actor to work with Vasan.

Akansha said, "Last year, after the release of Ray, I told Vasan sir how much I wanted to work with him more, because of the way he tells a story. His treatment of any subject is so exciting for me as an audience member to watch, and for that I wanted to work with him, even if it was only for one scene. Sir smiled and say, 'Okay, I will try and work something out.'"

"A few months after that conversation, my talent agent told me that Vasan sir is making a film and that I should audition for it. When I met Vasan sir again, he told me that he had kept me in mind for the character of Nikki (her character in Monica, O My Darling), but he wanted to surprise me. It was really great to reunite with Vasan Bala, because he is one of the most unique storytellers that we currently have," shared Akansha.

As the actress is only three films old, she says that working with a great director is her way to learn the best for her profession.

"I do not come from a film background, and I am very submissive by nature to the vision of a director. I believe that a director can make or break a film. So, at the beginning of my career, I only want to work with the best directors in the business, and learn from them," said the young actress.

Akansha started her career with the film Guilty, directed by Ruchi Narain, which released on Netflix in 2020.

Her latest released film, Monica, O My Darling, is an adaptation of the Japanese novel Burutasu No Shinzou. It is produced by Matchbox Shots and also stars Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Sikandar Kher, Bagavathi Perumal and Sukant Goel. It is available to stream on Netflix.

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