Boldly Unconcerned

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Aug 2018 12:25:24

By Subhash K Jha,

Suddenly everyone is talking about actress Rajshri Deshpande. Or rather her bold outing with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Netflix series Sacred Games. But Rajshri, who has done movies like Angry Indian Goddesses and S Durga, is unfazed by the attention.

“When I did the scenes, I wasn’t aiming at a particular impact. It was what the character Subhadra and the situation demanded. And since I had full faith in Anurag Kashyap, I didn’t hesitate in saying yes,” she said. Rajshri wants to thank her co-star for putting her at ease during the nude scene.

“Nawazuddin Siddiqui was a very big support. He made sure I was comfortable. In fact the whole team was a big help. And it isn’t as if my nudity is gratuitous. It comes with a back story.” More importantly, the recognition that’s come Rajshri’s way is helping her get recognition for her other work. “I do a lot of work with farmers. Now that is being talked about. I was not popular on Instagram at all. Suddenly my fan following is growing. It’s good to be recognised!

“And whatever work it is that I’ve done, I am proud of it, including the talked-about scene in Sacred Games. Like I said, I did it with my eyes open. I knew what I was getting into.”She’s proud to be associated with the series.

“The novel Scared Games is written by the renowned Vikram Chandra. Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath who have adapted it to the screen have done an amazing job. The entire team is extremely accomplished. I’d have been foolish not to do this.”