Elaborating more, Pooja opened up on her role and said, “I am truly grateful that I got to play Siya on screen. I hope that a project like this drives a real change, since Siya is not a regular film – it delivers a strong message and many women in the country actually go through the same every day.”
Pooja also shared her trepidation on playing a rape survivor. She said, “Initially, I was extremely nervous and uncertain about playing Siya on screen, since it was a physically and mentally daunting role. However, my director and crew really helped me get into the skin of the character and portray Siya. The character did leave me exhausted and I had a tough time brushing off Siya from me, even months after we wrapped up shoot. However, it has been an immensely satisfying experience,” she signs off.
Siya will start streaming on a leading OTT platform tomorrow, June 16.