Actress Tripti Dimri, who plays the female protagonist in her maiden Bollywood film Laila Majnu, says the character of Laila is very different from who she is in real ..." /> Logo
07th-Sep-2018

Tripti Dimri detached from herself for Laila Majnu role

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Actress Tripti Dimri, who plays the female protagonist in her maiden Bollywood film Laila Majnu, says the character of Laila is very different from who she is in real life. “When I read the script, I realised that the character of Laila is very different from what I read in different versions of the main Laila Majnu story before. In the film, Laila is flirtatious, outspoken and an attention-seeking young girl. I am a very introvert person who cannot initiate a chat with a stranger. So I had to detach myself from who I am to play Laila,” Tripti told IANS in an interview.
She bagged the role by auditioning, and felt that not being a trained actor in a way helped her to learn more about acting. “Since I do not know which camera angle looks best on me, how to take light in a frame and other technicalities of the craft, I was more focussed on my performance. I was more focussed on how to bring Laila alive on-screen,” Tripti said.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Tripti slowly started liking Mumbai and one of the reasons is she feels safe in the city.
“I can walk down the street wearing a short skirt late at night in Mumbai without feeling unsafe. This does not happen in Delhi. People are living with a ‘live and let live’ attitude which I like here in Mumbai. Perhaps that is also because we all are here in the city with an ambition and occupied ourselves too much in our own world.”