Dr Arora, Imtiaz Ali's latest web series starring Kumud Mishra, premiered on Sony LIV last Friday
Last Updated: 09.37 AM, Jul 27, 2022
Though Sandeepa Dhar has been lauded for her role in Sony LIV's Dr Arora, the actress recently revealed that she had her reservations about signing up for Imtiaz Ali's Dr Arora that premiered on Friday.
The actress portrays Mithila Tomar aka Mithu, the wife of Morena Police Superintendent who struggles from premature ejaculation in the webseries. Talking to Hindustan Times, Sandeepa said she was initially nervous about becoming part of a show, which covers subjects that are generally deemed forbidden. The actress said, “I would have been apprehensive if Imtiaz was not attached. There is a certain amount of credibility that Imtiaz brings to the table. You know for a fact that it’s not going to be vulgar or cheap in any way because it has Imtiaz attaching his name to it. And I knew he had written it so I knew very well that I was in safe hands. There was no doubt about the quality of the project.”
Sandeepa said she was first surprised by the content of the show and then learnt that Imtiaz had written it. She went to stress that he is an incredible talent, who can create both love stories as well as something off-beat like Dr Arora.
The actress said that the aim of the makers is to normalise its content because it is difficult to discuss such issues with parents and family. She added that till a few years ago, mental health was a topic that was best avoided within the family. "You won't be able to normalise it until you talk about it," she said.
The actor stated that the most difficult aspect of her part was not the content but the place and period. She said that she was clueless about Morena's world in the 90s, only knowing about Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. She further added that she attempted to comprehend the body language of a small-town woman, which was an unusual yet enjoyable experience for her.