Tell us about your new Malayalam film, Haram, releasing in January.
Haram is a story based on relationships and follows two separate strands—set in urban and rural India.
What character do you play?
I play a struggling actress, Ameena, who is the body double of a superstar actress.
You’ve been called an “actor of substance”.
I just put my heart and soul into my work and try to understand my character.
You say you love acting as it allows you to transform yourself into another person....
I find it fascinating to play someone who has experienced an emotional journey that I’ve never faced.
Tell us about your theatre production Bahula?
Bahula is based on characters from the Mahabharata and talks about the restrictions women still face in society.
The biggest challenge in acting?
I get deeply involved in the character I am playing...