'I am a greedy actor'

'I am a greedy actor'

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'I am a greedy actor'

Actor Soha Ali Khan, whose upcoming film ‘31st October’ is based on the aftermath of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, says the film has not been made to give justice to anyone but to tell a story.

Set against the backdrop of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the film is a true-life story of a Sikh family and their fight for survival.

“The film is not made to give any justice to anyone. I think justice delayed is justice denied. So there will be no justice to the victims of 1984 riots through this film. We have made this film to share a story,” Soha said.

The 37-year-old actor insists that the film is not a “political film.”

“We are not judges or lawyers. We are actors, we are just providing a film to the audience that is edge of the seat thriller. It’s not a political thriller. It is not providing any agenda. We have tried not to be preachy. The film is about the struggle of a family that night,” she said.

The ‘Rang De Basanti’ actor said she was excited to be a part of the film which is inspired by real life incidents.

“It’s a great role and I am a greedy actor. It is rare to get meaty roles. For me to be part of this and play a real life character was an added responsibility. It was exciting as an actor,” she added.

Soha reveals that she was very young when the unfortunate incident took place.
“I have memory about the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination as a gurudwara was ransacked in Pataudi (her hometown),” she added.

Both ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘31st October’ talk about politics and according to Soha her role in the two films is completely different.

“In ‘Rang De Basanti’, I am a college student and patriotism awakens in us due to the situations around us. In ‘31st October’, I am a mother and it is about brotherhood. I disagree both the roles are similar,” she said when asked about the similarity between the two films.

This upcoming film directed by National award winner Shivaji Lotan Patil, releases on October 7.

The film will see a clash with Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya’ and Soha on this said, “It’s difficult to get a solo release and there is space for everyone.”

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