Love Sonia has been in the news for its stellar cast including actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher and Freida Pinto. The film is a gritty take on the sex-trafficking racket in India. Freida plays Rashmi, one of the women at the brothel. Her association with the film began ten years ago when Tabrez Noorani, the director of Love Sonia who was also the line producer on Slumdog Millionaire gave her the script of the film. “I was so sheltered as a person, in fact most of us are so, reading the script was very disturbing for me.”
The process of filming however was extremely enjoyable. She said that they had a blast shooting with the cast and crew of the film, and that despite the terrible circumstances of her character, they were eventually human and cannot be depressed all the time. The emphasis she says was on bringing out the urgency of the situation but at the same time not completely depressing the audience.
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– The Quint; Images by Yogen Shah