The actress feels that the story of Faraaz is something that is the need of the hour
Last Updated: 11.54 AM, Feb 24, 2023
Debutant actress Reshham Sahaani, who played a pivotal role in Hansal Mehta's recently released film Faraaz, opens up about why the film was so important for her to be a part of, even if her role was shorter yet impactful to the narrative.
When asked about her experience working with such an iconic filmmaker as Hansal Mehta on her debut film, Reshham told OTTplay, "Working with Hansal sir on my first film was a stroke of good fortune. On the set of the film, I learned so much that it helped to lay the groundwork for my acting career. This is one of the best takeaways that I will be utilising in the future. It was a very special experience."
As the core story of the film revolves around two male protagonists - Faraaz and Nibras, played by Zahan and Aditya, respectively - there was a possibility of her going unnoticed before those powerful characters. However, the young actress says that she did not fear such an occurrence and rather had conviction for the character she played in the film.
Reshham said, "The reason I did the film was the story, which I feel is very important in the present time. The world we are living in is so polarised based on people's faith, the colour of their skin, and more. In this film, which is also based on a real-life incident, it shows how two characters who are believers of the same religion have completely opposite perspectives. That means no religion encourages violence, but it is how you interpret the scripture, and if you are brainwashed, you take violence as your path."
"I did not feel insecure or overshadowed because I was also part of the story to tell the story of a girl who was a victim and lost her life due to the act of terror," she added.
The film Faraaz, produced by Anubhav Sinha, also features Juhi Babbar, Amir Ali, Jatin Sarin, Sachin Lalwani, and Pallak Lalwani, among others.