‘Missing Ladies’ actress Pratibha Ranta: I liked ‘Queen’ because it emphasizes the importance of self-discovery in life. hindi movie news


‘Missing Ladies’ starring Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Srivastava and Nitanshi Goyal has hit the theatres. The film revolves around the mysterious disappearance of brides in a train. The film is receiving good response and great appreciation from the entire industry. Notably, Aamir Khan is one of the producers of “Missing Ladies”, a film directed by Kiran Rao. In an exclusive interview with ETimes, Pratibha Ranta, also known as Jaya from ‘Missing Ladies’, shares her thoughts on the phenomenal response she has been getting from the audience, how she related to her character, the response she got Best compliments, other Bollywood movies she admires, and more. Excerpts from the interview:

How is the success of the film treating you?
This is very awesome. It’s absolutely great because there are such good reviews. I guess, it seems unrealistic. But yes, I am really enjoying every part of it.

What is the best compliment you have received so far?
People are really able to connect with my character. Many girls are coming, messaging me and saying that you just told our story. We can really relate to this. So I think that’s the biggest compliment for me. My work has reached people and people are able to connect with it. This is a big thing for an artist.

How did you find ‘Missing Ladies’? I auditioned for this. When I got the script I realized it was very good. After reading three scripts, I became so excited that I wanted to read the entire film. I am very attached to those three scripts. The audition felt like it was made just for me. They called me to meet because they wanted to re-examine me. When I went to the office I was excited and nervous. Everything was exciting. When I came out of the audition room I was satisfied. I felt like I had done my job. After that, whatever happens, I’ll leave it up to the universe. I got a call that I had been selected for this role. It was a fun experience.

Were there moments during the filming of emotional scenes when you felt emotions intense or subdued? There is no high or low in emotions. I knew from the beginning what scenes we were going to present. The night before, I would go to a specific area. I thought, it’s funny to have this scene. It will be shot from different angles. And there will be a lot of takes. The surprising thing is that big monologues are finished in just a few takes. It becomes magical and easy. In the beginning you get scared before doing every scene. But when you reach the set it becomes organic.

You talked about the monologue. Can you throw some light on that? When I auditioned, that was the first scene I read. In that scene, Jaya tells us who she is, what she is doing and what she has to achieve. Same incident happened with me also. I was in Shimla. I told my family, “Look, I want to act. Don’t make me a doctor or an engineer. Give me a chance.” I used the word ‘chance’ at home. There is a line in the film. If we steal, let us steal a chance for ourselves from life. That’s my favorite line. I really want people to see the film. Some films are important. This film is important. Man learns a lot. The day I saw this film in front of the audience, I realized that I was part of a masterpiece.

Are there any other Bollywood movies or films of a similar nature that you really admire?
I like ‘Queen’ very much. It emphasizes the importance of self-discovery in life, it tells about. There are many films that I admire, like Chameli, Heroine, Gangubai Kathiawadi and many others.

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