Addressing the press on Sunday, the actor spoke about her character in the film, what went into its making and her thoughts on doing a woman-centric film.

Mohini has an important message on child abuse Actor TrishaTwitter
Flix Kollywood Monday, July 23, 2018 - 15:17

After playing fiery the Rudra in the political thriller Kodi that came out in 2016, actor Trisha hasn’t had a new release in Tamil. 2018, however, seems to be a promising year for the actor who made her Malayalam debut in Hey Jude starring alongside Nivin Pauly. Trisha has at least four films lined up for release this year including the horror-thriller Mohini. 

Addressing the press on Sunday, the actor spoke about her character in the film, what went into its making and her thoughts on doing a woman-centric film. Directed by Ramana Madesh of Madhurey fame, the film has been shot mostly in London.

It was also revealed that Mohini will be the first film in Trisha’s career in which she will play dual roles - Vaishnavi and Mohini. The actor also added that she chose to do most of the stunt sequences herself in this film. “I had to physically prepare myself for Mohini. To bring out the right kind of mannerisms,” she said.

On her thoughts on doing a woman-centric film, Trisha said, “Audience mindset is also changing. They are more accepting. But it all comes down to the script. If the story doesn't hold out, the film doesn't do well. It is a very welcoming change. It helps people like us sustain for longer, we get to do different kinds of roles.”

Talking about the latest child sexual abuse horror that came to light in Chennai last week, Trisha who is also UNICEF's Celebrity Advocate for child rights observed that it is indeed disturbing to wake up to such news that involves children.

“When I was a kid, when I used to shuttle between two countries, people kept saying India is the safest country. But now I’ve seen it change in the last 20 years and it is very heartbreaking. People no longer call India safe. We can't immediately eradicate what is happening. Education for parents and children, awareness and strict legal system can help change it slowly," she said.

She also added that Mohini has an important message on child abuse. “The film has a message. That is why the revenge happens…” she trails off.

The actor also spoke about changes in the industry and shared her take on gender bias. “Gender bias is universal, something that’s there in every industry. I’m not a feminist at all. I believe in equality. Fortunately, my journey has been very cushioned in this industry. I haven't felt the bias.”

She also added that change in the industry has been very progressive and that she hasn’t faced any difference in treatment because of gender. ”Pay, however, depends on the work. I also feel actors get to demand because the film sells on their name. It has nothing to do with gender,” she added.

Mohini will hit the screens on July 27. 

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