In his nearly 15-year career, Konkona Sensharma has been mainly involved in projects that have boosted the envelope, but the actor says there are still very few people who are willing to back something unconventional.
When the actor was offered to perform in the short A Monso Date, he was given the opportunity to play someone he had never played before: a transsexual. “I had never done anything like this before, it was a great attraction for me, the subject was treated so beautifully, it had many nuances and it was written with a lot of compassion, I was very lucky to be offered something like that because” There are not so many good offers that come my way, “Konkona told PTI.
The actor says he is not sad about the lack of good offers, since he feels lucky to be working with some of the best people in the business. “I’m not sad, I’ve also had the luck to get some good projects, Talvar, Lipstick Under My Burkha, my next Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, I’m very happy to have worked with the kind of people I worked with. the past and with which I am working now. ”
Directed by Tanuja Chandra and written by Gazal Dhaliwal, A Monso Date published in Eros Now. Konkona says he prepared for the role by talking to Tanuja and Gazal. “The story begins at a time when many things have already happened in her life, I wanted to catch up with that, so I sat down with Tanuja and Gazal to understand what the background story is, what happened to her So at some level, I can try to process that, Gazal has lived that life, and as she wrote it herself, she was able to communicate her experiences, which was very useful for me, the three of us really collaborate on this. ”
The actor says that although it is wonderful that there are films like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Aligarh, among others, the representation of the LGTBQ community is “far from sufficient”.
“In general, we move away … There is an insufficient representation of this community on the screen,” she says. When asked what the reason might be, the actor says that “it’s one more question for the people who produce and finance films, but there are very few people willing to back something unconventional.” Many times people want to finance films that follow a certain formula There is a lack of imagination when it comes to doing things that are slightly different. “