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Cinema not a place for competition: Sobhita Dhulipala

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Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, best known for her debut performance in Anurag Kashyap’s “Raman Raghav 2.0”, believes cinema is not a platform to compete with one another.

“Cinema is not a place for competition. It’s not a race, or an exam where everybody gets the same questions and whoever answers correctly, is the best. It’s not about you or me. It’s about who can do more justice to a character,” Sobhita, winner of Miss Earth India 2013 said.

Having been nominated in the Critics’ Choice Best Performance category at Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “Raman Raghav 2.0”, the 23-year-old believes in the “organic” approach of growth.

“Fortunately, we have diverse audience and hence, there’s scope for variety when it comes to films as well as characters. Those who like a certain film may not like some other film,” she said.

The Cannes experience changed her perspective about cinema.

“Even though I was aware that the film’s plot revolves around Raman and Raghav, I was nominated in the Critics’ Choice Best Performance category and that blew me away. What I understood is that people there are not judgmental. They don’t isolate what is heroic or there is no idolism.

“When you’re judged on your performance, what’s the need to compete,” she said.

In “Raman Raghav 2.0”, Sobhita was paired with Vicky Kaushal.

She played an unconventional role well, earning praise from both critics and audiences alike.

Explaining what fascinated her about the role, she said: “What I like watching as an audience is what I love the most to do as an actor. This is one such character I could easily relate to and understand the world it belongs to.”

“It’s every actor’s dream to work with Anurag sir and share screen space with Vicky and Nawazuddin sir. It was an opportunity I couldn’t let go of. Moreover, when I auditioned for the role, I genuinely loved my character,” she said.

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