Shabana Azmi: Mee Raqsam is about empowering hidden talents in India
The actor spoke to senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai, as a part of Cinema Express' Timepass
"Aditi, who plays the lead in Mee Raqsam, is originally from Mijwan (the village in Uttar Pradesh where the film is set in), had never faced the camera before, and didn't know the basics of Bharatanatyam. But she worked hard for three months to perfect the role. For a fifteen-year-old girl to leave the safety of her tiny village, and come to a metro like Mumbai, and keep herself open to the intense training... I think it epitomises the youth of our country. They are full of intent and talent and are prowling for opportunities. We ignore them at our own peril. The film is about empowering them," says Shabana.
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