Samyukta picked role so she could beat boys

Samyukta picked role so she could beat boys

Samyukta Hornad

Actor Samyukta Hornad says it is the nature of her character in MMCH that got her to sign the film. A week after its release, the actor says that she’s getting positive reviews about Chaya, who she plays. 
“When I heard that my character had the chance to beat up boys, which I wouldn’t do in real life, I agreed instantly. It is the bold, outgoing and boisterous nature of Chaya that impressed me,” says Samyukta. 
In an interview with Metrolife, Samyukta talks about what she liked most about MMCH, directed by Mussanje Mahesh.

What was different about your character?

The director narrated all the characters to me and I liked Chaya because she was the most notorious among them. It didn’t quite suit my character in reality but I was eager to try something different. And I got to do exactly that in MMCH. 

What else is the highlight of the film? 

The film is about love and friendship. It’s about believing in what you have done, even though the world looks at it as a mistake. I like the way the four friends in the film stand by each other. At one point, they even give up their loved ones to stick it out together in times of trouble. This says a lot about friendship and courage.  

On working with Meghana Raj... 

Meghana was fun to work with. She and I have never shared screen space but I have always admired her work. I also like it that she doesn’t come with any baggage, which is great. 

What according to you is the crucial part of the film? 

Everything falls apart because of one man. Four friends end up killing a man and that was done as an act of self defence. The women don’t regret what they have done and don’t feel that it was wrong in that context.    

Do you have scenes with Ragini?

I don’t share too many scenes with Ragini. She plays a cop and comes years after the incident has happened. She discovers that we have a connection with the case. 

What did your mother have to say about your role? 

My mother is the most non-industry person. Films and acting are the least of the topics that are discussed when we are together. The two of us can spend hours talking about dogs and animals but the conversation around films can’t go on for too long.

What’s in the pipeline? 

I have started work on ‘Mysore Masala’ directed by Ajay Sarpeshkar. I liked my character in that as well. What I really admire about Ajay is that he is a straight and honest person who is here to make good cinema. 

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