Pallavi Joshi, a versatile actress, model, and film producer, makes a significant impact by delivering films that expose gruesome truths to society.
Pallavi Joshi has only appeared in a few films, yet she has made a name for herself. Pallavi Joshi is well-known for her ability to choose storylines. She also mentions parallel cinema, which has moved from what is now called mainstream Bollywood.
“I kept receiving the same kinds of characters. These were roles I’d played several times before. There was nothing new to do or a new challenge. I continued turning down those offers. I also get a lot of TV offers, but I’m not interested in daily soaps.
I decided to focus on my family and production. I continued to work on one or two projects every year. But the ones that I accomplished brought me great joy. Because I couldn’t find the roles I wanted from other individuals, I decided to make my own,” she explains.
She created her cinema, one that presents true stories. Pallavi says that she never connected with commercial films since there were no learnings for her from those films.
“Art implies giving something back to society.” You may even watch the circus and get entertained. What is the purpose of being an actor and filmmaker if there is no takeaway?
Now that Vivek and I have realized that we are on the same vibe, we want to produce educational films that we like creating. We both like doing research, traveling, and coming up with new ideas. “Everything we go through helps us develop as people,” she explains.
Pallavi’s role and opinion on Kashmir Files
Pallavi is now starring in The Kashmir Files. She talks about her role and her experiences filming Kashmir Files. The character I perform in the film is highly ambiguous since it is based on many genuine people who live with a certain objective.
There is nothing wrong with having an agenda, but it becomes an issue when you radicalize the minds of young people in order to cause problems in society and the nation as a whole. My character has an agenda that she utilizes to rally students against the concept of Akhand Bharat and the Kashmiri Pandit population.
We’ve all seen the end effect. “A wrong agenda may turn a good mind into a deadly one. Many lecturers at institutions like JNU in Delhi are brainwashing students to further their own agenda. But they’re well-educated and civilized. We included that in the film,” she states.
She even says that individuals even refer to these movies as propaganda since people act on preconceived assumptions. Others, though, are wise enough to see that agendas don’t work here and that hard effort pays rewards.
Interviewing individuals was extremely hard, but we are the only ones who can claim the broadest and most genuine Kashmir research. Even the government can take the research from us. We worked for almost 5000 hours.
These individuals just continued to talk. We received over 700 stories, and it was tough to fit them all into a film, so we chose a handful and included some characters.
Experiences while shooting Kashmir Files
Pallavi claims they were continually pursued by shikaras.
“In Kashmir, we filmed highly important and outside moments,” Pallavi said.
“We had no trouble obtaining permission to shoot in Kashmir, but because of the nature of the film and how Vivek is seen by the people, there was a danger to our lives, which is why we had roughly 16-17 people as security with us, straight from J&K Police and CRPF, and our vehicle was constantly encircled by them,” she said.
The truth is always disturbing, and some people try to avoid it while others try to suppress it. We knew we’d face challenges and protests, and we were mentally prepared for it. So, when the fattwa arrived, my eyes suddenly flew up and I shouted, “Finally!” I was always mentally prepared for it.
Pallavi Joshi will appear in the upcoming film Delhi Files. Vivek and Pallavi have been working individually, yet they are really highly connected and chasing the same goal. As a result, they teamed up to establish I Am Buddha. They’ve chosen to work on projects that no one wants to touch. They chose to travel down the terrible road.
Published By: Apoorva Wakodikar
Edited By: Subbuthai Padma