Not many female characters are shown smoking on screen.

Dhansika to act in another unconventional roleDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 12:59

After playing a gangster in Rajinikanth's Kabali, Dhansika has once again picked an unconventional role. This time, she will be seen playing a sex worker on screen. Her upcoming short film Sinam, directed by Anand Murthy, is set against the backdrop of Kolkata and also stars Bidita Bag who will be playing a documentary filmmaker. 

Although men smoking on screen is fairly common in Indian films, not too many female characters are shown with a cigarette in hand. Since Dhansika's character in the film is supposed to be a smoker, Sinam will see the actor breaking the stereotype.

Director Anand heaped praise on her commitment and said, “At a time when most male stars have stopped smoking on screens, Dhanshika didn’t have any qualms about smoking, because her character demanded it. In fact, she jumped at the opportunity when she heard the script and accepted her role sans any reservations.”

Dhansika has reportedly prepared for weeks to get under the skin of the character. “It will easily be her boldest role yet. The attitude with which she embraced this role explains her passion for cinema. Her commitment amazed me,” Anand said.  

(With inputs from Digital Native)

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