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Paoli Dam - I want to be the mouthpiece for other women through my characters

Being the only woman in this 'man's world' in the show is actor Paoli Dam, who plays Indrani Roy. IN an exclusive conversation with India Forums, we talked about multiple things.

Published: Saturday,Oct 08, 2022 07:35 AM GMT-06:00
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Disney+ Hotstar has managed to have a phenomenal record lately scoring big numbers with every show coming one after the other. But the show that turned out to be a pleasant surprise when it comes to these numbers has to be Karm Yiuddh. Starring an alluring ensemble cast, the show has managed to earn rave reviews from the critics and audiences alike.

Being the only woman in this 'man's world' in the show is actor Paoli Dam, who plays Indrani Roy. IN an exclusive conversation with India Forums, we talked about multiple things. Firstly, as we asked her that what is the one trait that makes her stand out from the rest of the cast, she said, "I guess the biggest trait is that she is the only woman. I guess, in this dark patriarchal space where everyone is fighting for power with each other and being at it, she is the only woman who is fighting all the odds and that is what actually makes it an all the more interesting watch. A woman fighting for her own beliefs, her work and other factors is interesting enough. She is a person who isn't going to give up even if the challenges are tougher and hence, she is indeed a very powerful woman as the name suggests, Indrani Roy. At the same time, she has the calmness of a woman also. As one would expect, she is flawed as well and makes mistakes but in the end, she wants to succeed and keep the Roy Estate together. As being the only woman in this dynamic to do that, it is commendable to say the least."


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I want to be the mouthpiece for other women as well. It is only through acting, I can voice for my clan.

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Furthermore, when we asked her about her choices of projects in the Hindi entertainment industry being scarce but extremely impactful, we remarked if this was a conscious effort to do so; to this the actor said, "Firstly, it is a lovely question and for that, I convey my thanks to you. It isn't like we make conscious decisions all the time but I always wanted to do characters that were out of the box. I have been fortunate to get opportunities which were strong and has a personality in itself. I think, somewhere, it wasn't conscious but I guess I was searching for them and they found me somehow (laughs). I thank all my directors and writers for the same as well. I like playing characters where women are of substance and have a voice in the society. Through my characters, I want to be the mouthpiece for other women as well. It is only through acting, I can voice for my clan (laughs). There are so many fascinating women characters being sketched thanks to the OTT platform and that was my lookout and I feel great to have done that. This doesn't mean that I don't like dancing around trees, I love doing that also in the mainstream space. It isn't often that I work in the Hindi space but I would love to do it a lot more with as many different characters and have a higher IQ than others."

Karm Yuddh is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.


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