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Rukmini Maitra feels acting in 'masala films' is more difficult


In Raja Chanda’s Kidnap, Maitra sets out to unravel a human trafficking racket, but gets kidnapped herself.

Roushni Sarkar

Actress Rukmini Maitra will be seen playing photojournalist Meghna Chatterjee in Raja Chanda’s upcoming film Kidnap, opposite Dev Adhikari. On 12 April, at the launch of the film's teaser and poster, Maitra stated that she had a thoroughly exciting experience while working in the film.

She said, besides having the opportunity to work with Surinder Films for the first time, she was also excited to appear in a glamorous image in a film for the first time. “It was a dream come true project for me as I was finally able to do everything on screen I grew up watching,” said the actress, who was seen almost without make-up and in non-glamorous characters in Kabir (2018) and Cockpit (2017).

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However, the actress also mentioned that enacting the romantic scenes was the most difficult task for her. Maitra said she could realise from her experience that there was no reason for degrading 'masala films' [commercial cinema]. “I think it is much more difficult for the actors to condition themselves to the level of romance and action that are shown in masala films,” she said, adding that every film is commercial and hence, it is better to call the mainstream films with action and romance 'masala films'.

In Chanda’s Kidnap, Maitra sets out to unravel a human trafficking racket, but gets kidnapped herself. Her love interest, played by Adhikari, gets on a mission to rescue her as well as other kidnapped women.

She also called Surinder Singh an indulgent producer as the production house supported the team to shoot the film in India, Thailand and UAE and allowed more than four months to complete the project.

Kidnap is slated for release on Eid, 5 June.