Mawra Hocane recently gave an interview in which she spoke about her upcoming movie Sanam Teri Kasam and her experience working for the Indian film industry. Mawra spoke about her role in STK and how much love she had received in India.
When asked if she was a hopeless romantic, Mawra replied in the affirmative.
“I’m an absolute hopeless romantic and that’s why I adore the script. It’s a classic fable which you don’t get anymore. In the 21st century, love has become so temporary. I always say that I was born in the wrong era. I should’ve been born in the 70s or 80s when love meant so much more than it does today. In this busy world we forget to find each other, fall in love and go all the way for our soul mates,” she said.
Mawra also spoke about the love she had received in India.
“Even now, people are telling me that they have faith in me and believe I will do them proud. When you receive criticism, you should take it in your side, but I’ve received love more than anything else and that’s what motivates me and keeps me going.”
Mawra went into a bit of detail when she was asked as to why Sanam Teri Kasam was the movie she chose. The actress said that she had opted for the film after deliberation and that it was not the first film that was offered to her.
“Sanam Teri Kasam wasn’t the first Bollywood project offered to me. I was offered other projects with more established actors, but I always knew that I could easily be seen as just eye-candy. In my country, I’m known for my performances. So, across the border, I wanted do something at least as good, if not better. When I was offered Sanam Teri Kasam, I could see it was a very different script and an offbeat story. I’d appear opposite a new actor and play this introverted girl with spectacles and a braid, who’d be made over in the latter half of the film. I knew that for me to grow as an actor, I couldn’t opt for a role that didn’t give me scope to perform. I’m not at that stage where I can do a glamorous role and come back home.”
And, apparently she doesn’t like comparing our local film industry with Bollywood. Said Mawra on the subject:-
“I don’t like comparison in any shape or form. I don’t compare the industries, and I don’t compare myself with any other actor. I’m overwhelmed by and in awe of the work that I do. I adore my work. I live to work. So for me to compare anything would be demeaning to what I’m doing.”