Shweta Basu Prasad pens poems for rape survivors

Updated: May 01, 2018, 11:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Shweta Basu Prasad has another talent -- the ability to write poetry capable of pulling your heart strings

Shweta Basu Prasad
Shweta Basu Prasad

Besides being a National award-winning actor, Shweta Basu Prasad also harbours an interest in writing. She has written a few emotional poems for rape survivors. "The horrific acts that men can commit on young girls, ones who haven't even understood the world yet, are shameful," she says.

Shweta Basu Prasad, who was last seen essaying the role of a simple, down-to-earth housewife in 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania', is all set to be a part of the upcoming thriller, The Tashkent Files. She will be portraying the role of a ferocious scribe who helps in investigating the case.

Talking further about the role, Shweta stated, "The best part about being an actor is the fact that one can live so many lives in one. I enjoy portraying different characters, whether it was the twin role in Makdee, a doting sister using sign language to communicate in Iqbal, Urmila in Badrinath Ki Dulhania or a warrior princess in my TV show Chandra Nandini. Raagini Phule in The Tashkent Files is different from anything I have ever done so far. She is a rookie journalist who with the story of the film gets serious and more invested in the mystery of Lal Bahadur Shastriji's death. For me, Raagini has many shades that I can discover as an actor. I am really excited and looking forward to it."

Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the gripping thriller also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty. The film revolves around the mysterious death of the second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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