Tara trained in sign language for two months, says Marjaavaan director Milap Zaveri

Updated: Oct 08, 2019, 08:02 IST | Sonil Dedhia | Mumbai

Marjaavaan director Milap Zaveri on how Tara Sutaria took on the role of a verbally impaired girl

Tara Sutaria
Tara Sutaria

After foraying into Bollywood with Student Of The Year 2, Tara Sutaria is gearing up for the release of Marjaavaan. While the college caper saw her in a glam avatar, the actor explores the other end of the spectrum with the Milap Zaveri-directed venture that sees her play a mute character, Zoya. It may well be a demanding role, but the director knew he had found his Zoya during his very first meeting with Sutaria. "I met Tara at a party hosted by Monisha Advani [producer of Satyameva Jayate]. I found her pretty and was aware that she had been a host for a kids' channel. Monisha told me that Tara has already been signed on by Karan Johar. She had an air of innocence and vulnerability, which fit the character perfectly," he explains.

Milap Zaveri

While many may be bogged down with the responsibility of playing a verbally impaired character, Sutaria submitted herself completely to the part. "When I narrated the script to her, she realised that she had to learn the sign language. Tara trained with Sangeeta Gala [sign language consultant] for almost two months." Lauding her for holding her own in front of actors like Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh, the director adds that her dedication to the craft will hold her in good stead.

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