Got To Live Different Lives On Screen


Geeta Aggarwal Sharma on being cast in 12th Fail, Missing Ladies: 'Got a chance to live different lives on screen'

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Actress Geeta Agarwal Sharma, who has recently acted in hit films like 12th failed And missing ladiessays that although his screen presence was limited to supporting roles, it never went unnoticed.

Playing the role of Madam Aulakh, a politician who runs a cocaine racket in Punjab, in the crime thriller web series Cat, Pushpa, a resilient mother, in ambitious drama feature 12th failed Who eventually takes charge of the house and farm, the actor is gradually becoming a steady performer in projects of different genres and formats.

Geeta started her career with TV shows. what kind of love is this And started his film career with the 2007 film Photo. A decade later, he starred in the comedy film congratulationswhich got him a role oh my god 2,

“I had done it congratulations In which I worked with Pawan Malhotra and he was the one who suggested my name to its director. oh my god 2 (Amit Rai), because he had seen my work earlier.

“So, one role led to another. I worked with Balwinder Singh Janjua, who was the writer of congratulations, He cast me in his directorial debut OTT series 'Cat' and later in his film. What about you lovely?the 50-year-old actor told PTI in an interview.

If she played the role of Yashoda, a traditional mother who comes of age in this heart-touching gem missing ladiesShe also played the role of Usha in the big-budget action drama “Fighter”, a mother who is torn between her daughter, played by Deepika Padukone, and her husband (Ashutosh Rana).

“I did a web series called 'Flesh' with director Siddharth Anand. Later he offered me Fighter. It was a small but beautiful role. It is rare that when you act with a superstar, you are seen in the same frame. It was very kind of the director and editor to give me that appearance.”

Many times people have approached her for a film and said, “You are playing 'X' actor's mother”, a character brief that surprises the actor, who is coming from the theatre.

“I'm like, 'What kind of proposal is this?' There has to be something concrete,” he said.

What has changed for the better is that his characters are no longer anonymous.

“When I was doing splash, My character had no name but in the script his name was Rama, this is what a female director (Meghna Gulzar) does. My character's name in 'A Suitable Boy' (by Mira Nair) was not intentional, she was addressed as Mrs. Mahesh.

“In '12th Fail', I remember my character's name Pushpa was written on my hand. When you have a name for your character, you get that confidence. In 'All India Rank', my character The name is Manju. Now, my characters have started having names. It's a big change,” said Geeta.

The Wardha-born actress said that most of her directors like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Anand and Balwinder Singh Janjua have reached out to work with her again.

Mehra worked with Geeta in “Delhi 6”, which was his second film. He was then cast in “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and “Mirzya”. Janjua is working with the actor in the upcoming film “Sub First Class”.

“Whenever I work with a director, he often repeats me. Luckily, I got a chance to work with some great directors like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mira Nair, Meghna Gulzar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Varun Grover. I don't believe in luck but I am happy that I got a chance to be a part of great films. Whether the role was small or big, it had a proper graph,” she said.

People have started recognizing him because of his excellent work in different films. However, Geeta said that she doesn't know how to take compliments.

“I go into a corner, scared and feeling pressured. I remember meeting a guy at an airport recently who asked me for a selfie, and I said, 'Okay'. He Told me to walk two gates over and said, 'I want you to take a picture with my wife.' These things are better than compliments,'' he recalled.

Geeta, who teaches acting to students in schools and colleges in Haryana, said she feels a certain responsibility to portray different shades of women on screen.

“Acting is an opportunity for me to live the life of a new person every time, to get into their personality. Acting is a type of art, which definitely has some purpose. If I get a chance to represent the lives of all the people around us, it would be great.

“I have played the roles of a sports coach, a politician's wife, a poor woman and many others. Through these characters, I got a chance to live different lives on screen. There are thousands of characters that should be represented .I hope directors will give me those roles and I think I can play those roles well,'' she said.

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