15 May, 2021

Sarita Choudhury

The actress of Mississippi Masala and The Lady in the Water on her latest film For Real

Sarita Choudhury

Your films reflect an unusual variety. How do you choose your scripts?

The script is the first sign for me if a film is good, then the director, then the actors.

Your looks are a talking point with everyone.

I used to see my looks as a liability. After university, my brains started to catch up with my looks and I didn’t care anymore.

Working with Manoj Night Shyamalan and then shifting to a Delhi home. How was it?

Yes, Sona Jain (director) had to give me her apartment to live in, but money can’t buy the home-cooked food or the hot chai. And sitting under a tree was better than a fancy trailer.

You haven’t done many Hindi films. Why?

I want to do Hindi films!

What roles do Asian actors abroad get?

Post-9/11, there was a surge in ‘terrorist’ roles! But I’ve played Spanish, Italian, or just the ‘girlfriend’ who’s a New Yorker.

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