Breaking conventions

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jul 2018 14:36:00


By Radhika Bhirani,

After playing the simple and demure Munira in Raazi Amruta Khanvilkar took on a role as serial killer Lovina in web series Damaged and will be seen as a happy-go-lucky girl in Satyamev Jayate. She says, career-wise, she is on a roll as she is getting to explore a variety of roles on different

In Hungama Play’s Damaged, Amruta portrays a mysterious woman who is responsible for the disappearance and murder of multiple men. And in her next movie Satyamev Jayate, co-starring John Abraham, the actress will be seen essaying a character that is as fun as she is in real life.The medium has clearly been no bar for Amruta.

“It is a very exciting time for me career-wise. After a long and successful stint in television, I am glad to explore my potential as an actor on different platforms, like films and digital. Digital, as a medium, is so open, whether it is in terms of genres, stories or formats; it’s very refreshing,” Amruta told IANS in an email interview recently.

Drawing out the differences in her recent characters, she said: “Lovina in Damaged and Munira in Raazi are quite unlike me, whereas my character Sarita in Satyamev Jayate is very similar to who I am. Lovina is a bold, complicated and strong woman, not to mention, a serial killer.

“Munira was a calm and collected lady, while Sarita is spirited, chirpy and fun-loving like me. The description that the director gave me when I came on board for this project was that Sarita’s appearance on-screen will be like a sunshine moment. This was the best way to describe the role and you will see that when the movie releases.”

Damaged has been particularly challenging for Amruta.“There is a certain stigma attached with negative emotions and the people who express them are termed wrong-doers, which is not exactly correct as we all have a certain amount of negativity in us. We may not express such emotions in real life, out of the fear of being labelled or judged by society.

“Playing a negative character is all about getting into the skin of it, understanding why they do what they do and accepting that these people are also human and have their own problems which make them prone to expressing negative emotions. As an actor, playing such roles also offers a break from conventional characters,” she said.