Faraaz’s Reshham Sahaani: No religion encourages violence, but it is how you interpret the scripture, and if you are brainwashed, you take violence as your path
Debutant actress Reshham Sahaani, who played a pivotal role in Hansal Mehta’s recently released film Faraaz, opens up about why the film was so important for her to be a part of, even if her role was shorter yet impactful to the narrative.
When asked about her experience working with such an iconic filmmaker as Hansal Mehta on her debut film, Reshham says, “Working with Hansal sir on my first film was a stroke of good fortune. On the set of the film, I learned so much that it helped to lay the groundwork for my acting career. This is one of the best takeaways that I will be utilising in the future. It was a very special experience.”
Further talking about choosing this film for her debut, being overshadowed, and the making of her character Ayesha, Reshham says, “The reason I did the film was the story, which I feel is very important in the present time. The world we are living in is so polarised based on people’s faith, the colour of their skin, and more. In this film, which is also based on a real-life incident, it shows how two characters who are believers of the same religion have completely opposite perspectives. That means no religion encourages violence, but it is how you interpret the scripture, and if you are brainwashed, you take violence as your path.”
The actress added, “”I did not feel insecure or overshadowed because I was also part of the story to tell the story of a girl who was a victim and lost her life due to the act of terror,” she added”
On the work front, Reshham Sahaani made her Bollywood debut with Hansal Mehta’s Faraaz, starring Zahan Kapoor and Aditya Rawal.