Working with Mili took a toll on my mental health and I was on painkillers: Janhvi Kapoor

actor Yambi Kapoor Miri says playing a role in her new movie where she was stuck in a freezer for hours on end for about a month took a toll on her mind as well as her body. Survival Her drama, based on real events, follows her Mili Naudiyal, played by her Janhvi, a nursing graduate who races against time to stay alive after being stuck in a freezer.

The process of directing Mathukutty Xavier was so grueling that she had nightmares of being trapped in a cold, dark space. “I remember going home after filming and falling asleep and dreaming that I was still in the freezer, so I remember[the film]having a profound effect on my mental health. became ill, took heavy painkillers for a few days, and the director became unwell.

“When you spend most of your day in a closed-environment freezer for 15 hours, sometimes crying with rats that keep nibbling on your fingers, it’s certainly not appealing.” mmXavier’s 2019 Malayalam Hindi remake hit Helen inside a freezer built by the film’s team for 20 days at minus 15 degrees Celsius.

Moreover, Go for it Jerry The actor said she had to gain 7.5 kg for the role because the director wanted her character to appear more approachable to audiences. Sometimes by forcing yourself into it, you liberate yourself as an actor: you feel so vulnerable in front of the camera, so naked, bare, and so exposed to extremes. One of the things I had to do as an artist was to be completely open and this character allowed me to do that,” added Janhvi.

Speaking of movie survival, the 25-year-old actor is the daughter of a cinema icon Sridevi and film producer Bonnie Kapoor said her late mother taught her to work endlessly to live longer.

“What I learned from my mother about survival from this film and my limited experience in the field is that it all comes down to work, work ethic, and intention to work. , if you work tirelessly towards it, it has to happen for you,” she said.

Jambi, who earned critical acclaim for her 2020 film Gunjan Saxena: Kargil Girl, said that as a star child she continues to struggle with the common perception that she is “qualified but not talented.” “I struggle a bit with the perception that some people may still have that I am a privileged, entitled, untalented girl. It took me a while to get to but it’s important, I apologized for too long I’m a hardworking girl who has something to offer I’m dedicated to myself and others I’m fighting to prove it to people,” she added.

Miri marks the actor’s third release as a solo lead. Gunjan Saxena: Kargil Girl This year’s Good Luck Jerry – both released OTT.

The actor said he was “nervous” about Miri, which is set to hit theaters this Friday. But in the case of Gunjan and Good Luck Jerry, there was no pressure or fear that the (box office) numbers would detract from the value of the film. Confident in one thing, but afraid to talk about numbers. Also featuring Manoj Pahwa and Sunny Kaushal, Mili was produced by Zee Studios and Kapoor.

https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/working-on-mili-took-toll-on-my-mental-health-janhvi-kapoor-8240643/ Working with Mili took a toll on my mental health and I was on painkillers: Janhvi Kapoor

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