Angira Dhar: Digital medium is new ticket to Bollywood
Angira Dhar, who is awaiting the release of her first Netflix film Love Per Square Foot, says she is a product of digital medium and feels that it is the new way to get into Bollywood
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Angira Dhar, who is awaiting the release of her first Netflix film Love Per Square Foot, says she is a product of digital medium and feels that it is the new way to get into Bollywood.
"Love Per Square Foot", which premiers online on Valentine's Day, is the first Netflix original Hindi film. Dhar, in an interview with PTI, said she owed a lot to the digital platform as her journey started with Y-films' web series "Bang Baaja Baarat". "The kind of love, appreciation you get here is unadulterated, fans feel they can tell you directly anything," she said.
"They don't see you as larger than life actors. People have hugged me on roads thinking it is ok. The digital platform has given me lot, I am a product of the digital medium. It is the new ticket to Bollywood," she added. Beaming with joy, Dhar said acting alongside industry stalwarts such as Ratna Pathak Shah, Supriya Pathak and Raghuvir Yadav was a great learning experience for her. "I have seen Ratna mam onscreen, and to be with her doing the reading session was surreal.
It was intimidating initially but she is very warm and giving," she said. "The people with whom I have worked are mostly from theatre, I hope I follow their process in terms of acting," she added. "Love Per Square Foot" is about a couple (Dhar and Vicky Kaushal) who are in a marriage of convenience to buy a house in Mumbai.
About the modern day relationships, Dhar said, "The question is, is it a relationship about convenience or you are really in love and are ready to give everything? It is always filtered with practicalities of life, that's how convoluted love has become today. I don't feel any different." In real life, the actor has her goals set which is to focus on her career. "I would want that person to understand this. I am not ready to let this (acting) go, as it is in my forefront," she said.