Radhika Madan hopes to spark a conversation around women with ‘Sanaa’

Wednesday 07th December 2022 05:32 EST

Actress Radhika Madan is currently busy promoting her film ‘Sanaa’, and in recent days has travelled to multiple film festivals, with the latest being the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. She said in an interview, “The response at the fest was really overwhelming. A lot of tears, a lot of hugs and a lot of appreciation. We also realised that the emotion that we’re trying to tackle is universal. It doesn’t matter from which part of the world you are, you will connect to the film on some level and we could see that at the screening and it’s been really special.”

Madan hopes the project sparks conversation around women breaking from the patriarchal misogynist society. The 27 year old added, “Walking the first black carpet for me was really special. Seeing people there greet you with so much warmth and appreciation reinstates your faith in the way you approach films. Sanaa was all hard for me. I gave it my all and to see it being received with so much love makes me go for more projects like this with all my heart.”

‘Sanaa’ is a relationship drama about a headstrong and ambitious woman, and the actor admits that portraying such omen onscreen holds a special place in her heart. Radhika said, “Representation of a headstrong and ambitious woman like this is important but for me, it is the true representation, not the caricature representation of a headstrong and ambitious woman. It is important to show it’s humanness, of what goes behind that image. That is what we’ve tried to show in Sanaa.”

The actor continues, “We’ve tried to target a lot of things. How do you survive in this patriarchal misogynist society? How do you not lose a part of yourself? What all do you or lose in order to achieve that? So we’re targeting a lot many layers. I hope people will be able to connect with our narrative and introspect, both men and women. Our aim is to just start a conversation and we hope that we’re able to do it by the end of it”

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