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Maaya: Actress Rafia Rashid Mithila says film is modern-day narrative from Lady Macbeth’s perspective

The actress plays the alter ego of Lady Macbeth in the movie

Megha Mukundan
Sep 07, 2021
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Rafia Rashid Mithila 

The Bangladeshi actress and social activist Rafiath Rashid Mithila is all excited about her Tollywood debut Maaya. She will be seen as the alter ego of Lady Macbeth in the movie, which is inspired by the popular Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth. 

The actress thinks that her character is strong and challenging, who has her troubles while leading a minority group. She will be seen in three different time frames in the movie - an adolescent, a woman in her early 30s and a woman in early 50s. 

The elderly character’s preparations were most challenging for her. She said to ToI about how she prepared her mind and body, since she had to be constantly aware about the different attire, attitude and the body language. She also added that the voice over and dialogue deliveries were a bit tricky too. 

The actress seems to have done her homework before the shoot as she revealed she had put in her inputs and specific attributes to make the character more realistic. She also remembered a particular scene which gained her appreciation from the director and DOP, for excelling in it. 

Talking about the movie’s concept, Rafia said it is not an exact retelling of the play, but a modern day narrative done from the perspective of Lady Macbeth, who is the wife of Macbeth in the tragedy. She further added that there are also chances of reading the film as an empowering tale of a feminist leader, if one has not read the play. 

Helmed by Raajhorshee De, the movie also has Gaurav Chakraborty, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Rahul Banerjee, Tnusree Chakraborty, Ronita Das, Gourab Chatterjee and Devlina Kumar in the cast, handling pivotal roles. 

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