Debutante Reshham Sahaani on playing Ayesha in Hansal Mehta's Faraaz
Playing a character like Ayesha in films like these is emotionally draining, she said.
For debutante actress Reshham Sahaani it’s challenging when one has to recreate a situation that caused so many people a huge amount of trauma in real life. The actress, who played Ayesha in Faraaz, has stepped into the world of entertainment with a unique and interesting character revolving around a sensitive topic.
Speaking about recreating the tragedy on screen, studying Quran, and filming sensitive scenes, she says, "While the movie is about offering a different perspective to the dreadful Dhaka terror attack, which hasn’t been explored on-screen so far, as an actor, it’s challenging when you have to recreate a situation that caused so many people a huge amount of trauma in real life."
Reshham adds, "Because I was playing Ayesha, I had to imagine what I would do and how I would feel if I were in this situation, and honestly, all I could think about was my family. Playing such a character is emotionally draining. I remember that during our workshops, we were taught to read the Quran Shareef, and I continued to offer Namaaz every day while we were filming. I don't know why, but it made me feel good. "
The actress further adds, "While shooting some scenes, I had to remind myself that this actually happened, that people actually died. It was surreal, and we knew we had to be as true to the real-life sequence of incidents as possible. All in all, filming this movie and working with such visionary artists and a talented cast was a humbling experience."