Sobhita Dhulipala will soon be seen sharing the big screen with Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor in The Body. Thriller film The Body, directed by Jeethu Joseph, is a remake of a Spanish thriller.
The Quint caught up with Sobhita to talk about her role in the film and what she expects from the second season of Made in Heaven.
Watch the video to find out more.
To start off with the conversation about The Body, just tell me - was the role challenging for you?
I really liked the script a lot because I saw the Spanish film and I thought it was incredible. Very gripping, very taut… it wasn’t difficult. Somehow in my brief career, I have ended up playing largely complex characters or characters who are not conventional people, not normal people. They are either messed up or suppressed. So I think I have just become so comfortable with playing those people that I think to play somebody uncommon doesn’t feel uncomfortable.
And you have also collaborated with Emraan Hashmi for the second time now. What was that like?
This is actually the first film we shot together. And I remember telling him that ‘Man you are doing Bard of Blood or something for Netflix’. And I ended up being part of that too. So, he was like ‘Oh damn, she’s here.’ I am like his younger brother, yo what’s up?
After Made in Heaven, everyone was talking about you. It was like they have all of a sudden discovered you, when in fact you were around all this while. What do you think it did for you? What did Made in Heaven change for you?
You know, I took up Made in Heaven when the whole digital medium hadn’t popped up in India, and I didn’t understand what a web show was and how it was going to be received, where it was going to be marketed. I didn’t understand all of that and I just knew that the directors are very credible. So essentially it became a risk on the basis of a good team and a good story, which is exactly how it’s been throughout my career. Some worked, some didn’t work. But I stuck to doing something I wanted to do.
Bard of Blood came out, but there wasn’t as much buzz. Did you get any criticism?
People have been very kind to me, in the sense that they felt like the part could have been developed deeper. The same people who call me unique today used to call me weird before. People will only say good things about you when you are dead. When someone dies, they say, “He was so good.” As long as you are alive, I don’t want to fight for something.
Coming back to Made in Heaven, how would you write Tara’s character in the second season?
As a viewer, I want to see a little bit of her childhood and I want to see how she and Karan became friends. How is she so non-judgemental despite coming from the fringes? She didn’t have the kind of education or influence to liberate her mentally. So how is she so comfortable and accepting of his (Karan’s) orientation? I want to watch her make more mistakes.
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