Always wanted to be part of experimental cinema: Shweta Tripathi
The actress, who is excited for the world premiere of her next film Zoo - shot entirely on an iPhone 6 - at the Busan Film Festival, says experimental cinema was always her cup of tea.
Excited for the world premiere of her next film Zoo - shot entirely on an iPhone 6 - at the Busan Film Festival, actress Shweta Tripathi, says experimental cinema was always her cup of tea.
Zoo, directed by Shlok Sharma and produced by Anurag Kashyap, is selected for 'A window on Asian Cinema' category at the Busan Festival to be held in October. The film, also featuring Shashank Arora, explores lives of teenagers who are drug addicts.
Talking about the film, Shweta says, "I always wanted to be a part of films which matter, and being rewarded by getting recognition from a festival like Busan is something I, as an actor, work for primarily. I always wanted to be part of experimental cinema and this film gives me exactly that."
The Masaan actress had last collaborated with Sharma and Kashyap for Haraamkhor, which was critically acclaimed film and was also screened at a few film festivals.
"Shlok directed my first feature film, but unfortunately it was stuck for various reasons. And then he wanted to make another film with me. We started shooting immediately after Haraamkhor released. I like being part of films which set new trends and this being the first film to be shot on an iPhone was very interesting," she adds.
On her character in Zoo, she says, "I play Misha Mehta, an urban girl addicted to drugs who is trapped in her house because she blames herself for an accident which happened a few years back. In order to escape those emotions, she gets trapped with her thoughts and finds solace in drugs."
"This role is completely different from what I've done in Masaan and Haraamkhor and that's what drew me to it," she adds.