Rasika Dugal, who will soon be seen playing Safia Manto in Nandita Das’ Manto, alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She is now all set to take on yet another challenging role in a new film titled Hamid, which is being produced by Saregama’s new film production arm, Yoodlee Films.
Speaking about the film, Rasika said,
“What really appealed to me about the film was how it has shown the human side to the current plight and given the snapshot into the scenario using a very personal story instead of making it political. Aijaz has been in discussion to work with me for a long time and finally, when this script came to me, I was glad to work on it”.
Adding further about her prep for role, she said,
“I watched a lot of videos to prep myself. There was a lot of video material to understand the situation from a different perspective. I came across the work of this lady by the name of Parveena Ahangar who runs an organization which helps Kashmiris find missing people. She herself lost her 17-year son who was picked up by militants in middle of the night. I also stumbled upon this documentary by Iffat Fatima which really gave me a very deep insight into the plight of the people of Kashmir”