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Mumbai Diaries 26/11: Konkona Sen Sharma calls the series a tribute to frontline workers in true sense

The Nikhil Advani directed web series revolves around the story of medical staff and first responders during the dreaded terrorist attack of 2008.

Shilpa S
Sep 14, 2021
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Konkona Sen Sharma’s first recurring stint on a web series could not have gone better than with Mumbai Diaries 26/11. The medical drama has been the subject of widespread praise from both viewers and critics alike since its recent release on Amazon Prime Video.

In a conversation with The Indian Express, the National Film Award winning actress had revealed how the drama’s hard-hitting and engaging script attracted her to the show. Calling it a tribute to heroic frontline workers in a true sense, the actress talked in length about the difficulties in recreating such a tragic circumstance on screen, and how it even translated into a tough time for her in essaying her character.

Although there were shows in the past about the Mumbai terror attacks, none had narrated the event from the perspective of doctors, who have to go through horrid circumstances when a crisis comes up. She also drew parallels to the situation of the medical staff, calling them ‘everyday heroes’, who are working even during the pandemic, grappling against the disease during shortages of medical equipment.

She also urged that as citizens, we must be aware of difficulties faced by first responders and support them in every way that we can, and not just honour them when tragedy strikes.

The Lipstick Under My Burkha star also got candid about the roles she tries to pick in her almost two decade career. She said she prefers to take up the ones that speak to her and those she can find a personal connection with. All in all, she said that she is grateful that some interesting parts have come her way.

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