Roshni Kapoor starring in “The Rage – Over Injustice” that went to Cannes Film Festival is all set to release on OTT. The actor who plays an NRI girl in the film is happy with the development.
The story revolves around how she is determined to fight against the unjust circumstances that befall her friends and herself through the pursuit of uplifting and empowering the LGBT community.
The Rage is produced by RR ENTERTAINMENT & HAUTE MANMZEL. It is directed by Anuj Sharma; Anik R Verma of Gully Boy, Special 26 fame is the cinematographer and production house is Iconic Productions Pvt. Ltd by Mohammad Nagman Lateef.
“The film was shot in Goa, Pune and Dubai. The experience of shooting the film was wonderful. Since we shot during April when the Corona situation was not favourable, we went to an island in Goa. We used to carry food and only about six hours we used to get for the shoot as the island was surrounded by goons and Bootleggers. So after 8pm we weren’t allowed to stay there. There was no network coverage there. We faced several challenges including my major knee injury, insect and mosquito bites, heat strokes, skin burns etc but we completed the film the way we wanted,” she shares.
The film is expected to release next month. The film is suitable for all age groups alike and also says a lot about the LGBT community. The actor-producer hopes that people will enjoy watching the film that also stars actors Adnan Khan and Aditya Khurana.
Sharing her prep for the character, she adds, “I didn’t get much time to prepare… When I met Mohammed Nagman Lateef (Iconic Productions Pvt Ltd) he told me about this role, I loved the concept. We were worried about the rise in Covid cases so we decided to finish the film soon. Even when we started, some of the cast members tested positive and we had to replace them. But our Director knew how to get the best out of us.”
Roshni, who is also a successful influencer and brand endorser, does not have a formal training in acting; she learned on the job.
“I realised when I’m facing the camera, I’ve to leave my real personality behind. When you are shooting, you’re only an actor and have to do your job. I’ve given my best and there are many times wherein one take, the shot was finalised. I remember while shooting a scene when I had mud smeared on my face, a fan asked for a photo after the shot and I felt embarrassed, given my condition,” she laughs again.
So who inspired her to take up acting? “I would give credit to Mohammad. We met at one of his award functions and he suggested if I would do a movie for Cannes for a good cause. I told him that I’m not into acting, though I’d got many offers. He told me to make a movie that works as a message for people. I’m glad I listened to him and took up this opportunity,” ends the actor. The poster was recently launched at the International Iconic awards 2021 and will be releasing at a big OTT platform.