Chitrangada to play sexually harassed victim

After playing an attractive professor in Desi Boyz in her first commercial outing, actress Chitrangda Singh has moved back to the world of niche cinema with Sudhir Mishra’s next.

In Inkaar, she reunites with her Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi director and the 31-year-old actress is using her own past experience to prepare for her role of a corporate woman who goes through sexual exploitation.

"I strongly believe that one is hardly required to prepare for the character who is sexually exploited, since every woman out there faces it in the daily course of life. Whether it is school or college days, there are unruly instances that are hard to forget," Chitrangada said.

It is that experience that helped her relate to her character in Inkaar who comes across a suave boss (Arjun Rampal) harasses her within the confines of office space. Though there hasn’t been anything drastic in her life that Chitrangda can recount, she feels that exploitation is common all over the globe and it is just the intensity and severity that may differ.

"I don’t think any girl needs research of any kind to portray someone who is harassed. I remember how eve teasers used to strike us girls when we cycled back from school to home. The story was repeated in college as well where some or the other kind of harassment was the way of life. In the corporate world it may not be as blatant but then it is difficult to escape from perverts who may be well dressed and seem all groomed but have only one thing in their mind," she said.(PTI)


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