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Even if she has three scenes in a film, Aahana Kumra wants them to be impactful

Actor Aahana Kumra says length of the role never bothered her and that she gives importance to the script more than anything else.

bollywood Updated: Jul 14, 2018 18:07 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Aahana Kumra is keen on doing more work on stage.(Instagram/Aahana Kumra)

For actor Aahana Kumra, who is all for performance-oriented roles, only the script matters when she is signing a film.

“You don’t get such roles often... Raazi, for instance; how many such woman-oriented roles are being written and how often? So whenever I get an offer, I read the script properly and honestly, the length of the role never bothers me. Even if I am there in three scenes, it should be impactful,” says the Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) actor.

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“I feel for people like us, who are from a non-film background, performance and honesty are the key to success. It also paves the way for another employment — one good role leading to another,” she adds.

Aahana is also an active theatre artist. Her latest play Dekh Behen, directed by Prerna Chawla and Shikha Talsania, has been received well. Aahana proudly shares that it’s an all-women cast and crew production. “The play is about women and the issues they face. The way Shikha and Prerna have directed the narrative is very interesting. It’s a fun take on different aspects of life,” says the actor, who is currently shooting for the film The Accidental Prime Minister, where she plays the role of Congress scion Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Her look from the film was recently in news.

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First Published: Jul 14, 2018 16:35 IST