Actress Shivani Raghuvanshi, who is currently seen in Posham Pa, has left her mark in the industry in a short span of time. in her short career. She has previously played the role of a criminal. She is also fairly familiar with the digital space after being a part of a popular web series. On Posham Pa, she plays the role of a documentary maker and joins a female-led cast with Mahie Gill, Ragini Khanna and Sayani Gupta.
Watch the trailer for Posham Pa here.
Int: The movie is based on real incidents. So did you know about these crimes before you got the movie?
Shivani: So I had not heard about these stories until I got the script. Then once I got that of course I started reading up about it. These things usually affect people in a bad way. Plus the kind of person I am, I end up justifying their crimes. Because when you try to get into their shoes you end up empathising with them.
Int: Was that a reason for you to do this movie?
Shivani: Yes, Just for this thing you know. Both our characters (Shivani and Imaad) have a conflict where one will always feel that their crimes were wrong while one might understand their point of view and try to find the deeper problem. So this conflict and of course, my character, made me want to do this film.
Int: So is you character like the conscience of the film?
Shivani: Not really. We don’t decide if anyone’s actions are good or bad in the movie. We are more like telling you exactly this and this happened and letting the audience decide.
Int: I read somewhere that Devdas was an early inspiration for you to start acting. What has that journey been like?
Shivani: It has been a very wonderful interesting movie, because the roles I’m doing are so different from anything I grew up watching, or got inspired by. I saw that movie and thought what is this set! Because I’m from Delhi and there your don’t get to see such sets. Also, Devdas was, I feel, the only film from that time which was larger than life. Every other film had some scene going on in a cafe or a house.
Int: So you’re from Delhi, where do you stand on the Bombay-Delhi debate?
Shivani: Ah that’s interesting. If you talk food and infrastructure then Delhi but otherwise, Mumbai. See now that I live in Bombay I don’t think I can live anywhere else. In case of safety for women I think it’s the best city.