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"Of course, it has less song and dance" - Freddy Daruwala on his international debut

The actor plays the character of Zahan in the film and he insists that it was a role he just ‘couldn’t refuse’.

Published: Tuesday,Jul 25, 2023 15:30 PM GMT-06:00
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Freddy Daruwala

Freddy Daruwala has given some impressive performances over the years in films like Holiday, Force 2 and Race 3 apart from his recent web projects. Now, the actor is set to take another big step in his career as he will make his international debut soon. Freddy will be seen in a film titled Aaina which marks his foray internationally. 

Talking about the film, Freddy shares, “When I read the story of Aaina, I thought it was a powerful and moving story that the world needed to hear. The story touches the global issue of children in terrorism and the post traumatic effects that weave into their lives throughout adulthood, creating rippling effects.”

The actor plays the character of Zahan in the film and he insists that it was a role he just ‘couldn’t refuse’. He says, “As an actor working in a movie with such a strong message, and a role with so much depth and complexity, I knew I couldn’t pass up. Each day on sets, I’m challenged to deliver justice to my character and dig deep in a place that unfortunately so many experience due to the effects of war.”

Adding further, he says, “Zahan’s character is one of the very complex roles I have played as he’s had a tormented childhood and as an adult, he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As an actor, I had to learn how to suspend my judgement and really see his life perspective from his past experiences to feel and act in a manner that was true to him.” He promises that the world is going to see a very different Fredy Daruwala. “I can’t wait to serve the variety of my acting and show the world the truth and complexity of Zahan.” 

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Even though it is his first international venture, Freddy points out that his experience of working there wasn’t much different from working on an Indian film. “Of course, it has less song and dance, but what I’m enjoying is to see how different cultures and people on-set from all parts of the world are honing their craft and all coming together. We have Markus Meridt, a German Director, Richa Chadha, a Bollywood star and William Moseley, a reputed British Actor. All of us are working on one common goal of creating something for the world to view in order to bring to light the truths that are occurring in our society, within our counters and across the globe,” he insists. 

Freddy informs that the film is based in London and the team is currently shooting for the film there. A lot of shooting will be done in various locations across India. Aaina is produced by Big Cat productions, UK and also stars Richa Chadha alongside Freddy.

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