Shweta Tripathi turns mentor for LGBTQ students

Updated: 06 December, 2019 08:34 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Shweta Tripathi advised cinema students to seek out parts that help them channelise their feelings.

Shweta Tripathi
Shweta Tripathi

Last week, Shweta Tripathi conducted an acting workshop for aspiring cinema students belonging to the LGBTQ community, at a city five star. The independent workshop, conducted with the aim of promoting an inclusive environment, was done after the team reached out to LGBTQ groups and communities. Tripathi discussed actors' working methods and how they approach their roles.

Even though the community struggles to detach themselves from the stigma associated with their sexuality, Tripathi advised them to seek out parts that help them channelise their feelings. "I did a class on introduction to acting, and understanding emotions. I interacted with bright, young people looking to become actors and writers. Most of them are vibrant and full of potential. They are looking for guidance, and I was happy to [provide that]. We had elaborate discussions about my previous work," says the actor, who also admits that the community is not adequately represented in mainstream cinema.

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First Published: 06 December, 2019 07:27 IST

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