Star emphasised the importance of having a meaningful reason for incorporating violence or intimate scenes
Acclaimed Indian cinema star Konkona Sensharma recently shared her views on the portrayal of violence and intimate scenes in films during an interaction with ANI. The celebrated artist expressed her openness to showcasing such elements on screen as long as they serve a substantial purpose within the narrative.
Konkona emphasised the importance of having a meaningful reason for incorporating violence or intimate scenes, stating, “There has to be a reason why it’s there in the film because it connects to the characters or it connects to the plot, or whatever it has to justify itself. That is one thing, why is it there? What is the intent of the director?” She underlined the significance of these elements contributing to the storytelling rather than being gratuitous additions.
While she hasn’t watched the 2023 film Animal, in which her 2009 Wake Up Sid co-star Ranbir Kapoor takes on a menacing role, Konkona praised director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s work. She acknowledged that although she may not be the target audience for Animal, millions of viewers appreciate it. Talking about the film, she shared, “From what I understand and I may be mistaken, I’ve not watched Animal because I don’t feel it’s my kind of film. I haven’t been drawn to the film even from the reviews and things.”
Expressing her stance on violence in relationships portrayed in films, Konkona mentioned her awareness of the director’s past projects. Despite understanding his justification for depicting such themes, she clarified that she does not endorse it. However, if executed skillfully and with purpose, she doesn’t object to watching it.
When discussing her preferences in the type of movies she wants to be a part of, Konkona revealed her inclination towards non-mainstream cinema. Mainstream films, according to her, lack a personal connection as she did not grow up watching them. She yearns for the sense of nostalgia, attachment, or childhood memories associated with mainstream cinema.
Konkona expressed her desire to be part of films akin to Mira Nair’s creations, such as Monsoon Wedding and Namesake. These films offer her a sense of belonging, similar to the comfort she experiences in movies directed by her mother, Aparna Sen, a renowned film director, screenwriter, and actor. In an industry often marked by varying preferences, Konkona’s perspective sheds light on the nuanced approach some artists take when choosing roles and engaging with cinematic content.
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