Mrunal in love with Sonia

Love Sonia star Mrunal Thakur says working on the sensitive subject took a toll on her and she had “nervous breakdowns” on the set. The film, directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womar, focuses on a young girl’s journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking. 

  • Published 6.09.18
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Mrunal Thakur

Love Sonia star Mrunal Thakur says working on the sensitive subject took a toll on her and she had “nervous breakdowns” on the set. The film, directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womar, focuses on a young girl’s journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking. “Making this film was not easy. I had nervous breakdowns on set. Tabrez Noorani, David Womark, Virginia Holmes and Lucas Bielan (cinematographer) all stood next to me as a great support system and as a pillar of support,” she said.

“I dedicate this film to all the girls out there who have been fighting and struggling and have been a victim. You’ll see the bond between Sonia and Preeti (played by Riya Sisodiya) who are two sisters,” she said. 

As a part of her preparation, the actress visited the red light area in Calcutta and was pained by the condition of women over there. Mrunal says she feels proud that through this film she was able to bring to light the plight of these women. 

“This film is close to my heart. Tabrez has given 10 years of his life to this project. When I met him for the first time, he was so confident about what he was doing that it drove me to give my best. It was not easy of course, we visited the red light area in Calcutta to know about the women there.” 

“My heart sank to know what these women go through. I feel immensely proud to be in Love Sonia. Not all Bollywood actors get to perform such a role and I am glad Tabrez cast me in it. It was a big risk for him too, he could have cast someone known but he believed in someone raw and I’m thankful for that,” she says. 

The film boasts an international cast, with Hollywood stars such as Demi Moore, Mark Duplass and Freida Pinto and Indian actors Anupam Kher, Rajkummar Rao and Sunny Pawar playing pivotal roles. PTI

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