Times have changed, and today’s filmmakers certainly know how to take risks. There is an army of women calling the shots on screen and behind the scenes— Quiet full of ensemble actors including Jushi Jorah, soha ali khan, criticism room, Shahana Goswamiand Karishma Tanner. Helmed by Tanuja Chandra, the show is packed full of hidden secrets, deep friendships and intense conflicts, lies, deceit and everything that unfolds into a horrific murder of a loved one. Talking to the three ladies on the set – Soha, Kritika and Shahana – opened up about the highs and lows of their layered roles on the show and how stressful the environment has become when the all-female army takes the front seat. extract…
How important is it in this day and age to do these shows where women call the shots?
Suha: I think that’s important. We want to get to a place that doesn’t need to stress the fact that it’s performed by women, it’s got a lot of good actresses, it’s helmed by a woman director, it’s produced and written by women. It should be accidental that we don’t want to be known for our gender first and then what we’re doing because it’s male. But I think because it’s still a struggle and it’s not the norm, it’s important to emphasize it. So whether it’s the women behind the screen, or the women in front of the screen at home, or the actors, of course now women are finding their voices, being heard, being seen. But I still believe that we are only scratching the surface and we should not settle for the bare minimum. We weren’t there until we were fifty percent of the workforce.
What’s your comment on the show being compared to Big Little Lies?
criticism: In the early stages, I think it’s being compared, and you honestly think it’s flattering because it’s a good comparison.But this is not the case, because big and small lies Very American in relationships and roles. It’s not, it doesn’t work. We can’t play those roles, that would be dishonest. So this is not an official or unofficial remake. I just want to say this is original. One thing I also liked about the trailer is that we didn’t reveal too much. But when people watch the show, they’ll know it’s not like that.
Shahana, you mentioned that you like characters who are soft on the inside and tough on the outside, and that’s one of the reasons why you’re connected to that character.
Shahana: No one is all black or all white. We all have different levels. So that’s what I enjoy as an actor, being able to bring, let’s say, the hidden layers in human nature, in being human. I think in this show, for all the characters, it’s very beautiful and very unpretentious and integrated into the story.
Kritika and Soha You previously worked together in Kaun Banegi Shikarwati, which also had four female protagonists.
criticism: Great.It’s always nice to have a friend on set I really enjoyed working with Soha, so you know. Then find Shahana, it’s great to find another friend.me too Loved watching Soha in this role Because it is very different from the demure, quiet Gayatri you see there. She’s the complete opposite here, which is funny. Even my character was like, she went from being a fool to being a timid person like Dolly who could barely speak her mind. It was a good experience.
So you both changed personalities from the last show you both did together?
Suha: Yeah, that’s the exciting thing about being able to do that and then work together. Of course, we’re going through a pandemic, we’re in a bio-bubble, and anyway, we haven’t met that many people over the past few years. So I really think it’s a relief for me to have Kritika back. Anyway, I like habits and routines, I catch people, I’m not too keen on changing things. So I’m very, very happy.
Some very powerful languages are used, which in your case is the first Soha…
Suha: It’s not that I’ve never used bad language, it’s that I’m more introverted as a person. I don’t have my emotions on my sleeves like Sahiba does. So it’s hard for me to let go, especially in front of people. This goes against what I was taught growing up and how we were told how to behave in a family and all that. But it’s been fun to let go and be a mother again, and it’s been three years since we started doing it – I’ve been doing my best because I want to be nice to my daughter. I hope she only sees the good side. So being able to be on set and being able to swear and disrespect was such a wonderful release for me. I definitely want to do season 2.
How does it feel to be around Juhi Chawla?
Shahana: She is Jushi Jorah Yes, suddenly we felt like we were best friends. Of course, in this role, she obviously will, you know she’s a great actress, so she plays the role very lightly and honestly, but even beyond that, I think she brings a great warmth , kind and soft to make everyone feel comfortable. I think we’re all nervous and excited about the fact that, oh, we’re working with her and we have to be her friends on the show.
Suha: And I had to get mad at her, swearing in all of them! But I think you took a cue from a veteran actor. We don’t get too familiar unless you get a cue that you can cross certain lines and you can be warm. Of course she is.
In the end, you have to be in your character and you have to convince your audience why they should watch the show.
Suha: Because if you’re a cool, smart person, you know what else you’ll be doing with your time other than watching us. I can’t say a word, I’m Sahba.
criticism: Guys please.