Actor Yaaneea Bharadwaj played the haunted Choti Maai in the latest release of Amazon Prime Video, Chhorii.
Actress Yaaneea Bharadwaj is praised for her work in the latest release of Amazon Prime Video, Chhorii. Starring Nushrratt Bharuccha, the horror film is directed by Vishal Furia.
Yaaneea plays “Choti Maai / Suneni” in the film, who haunts a small house in the middle of a remote sugar cane field. Makeup artist and prosthetist Rahi Anil Barve shared a post about Yaaneea and how she sat patiently in the makeup chair for hours about her role.
“Believe me, I know prosthetics. I saw strong stuntmen collapse when we first created the Hastar add-on for Tumbbad! Very few can cope with this natural challenge and leave such a brilliant mark. Three hours of prosthetics every day, after another eight hours, for weeks after weeks, he was finally even hospitalized. But this Chhorii did it calmly. Mera gittu, you made me proud today. “Yaaneea Bhardwaj”, he wrote in his post.
Citing his message and Instagram photo, Yaaneea wrote: “Thank you @rahianilbarve for noticing the amount of hard work paid – it was hard – but I wanted to give my best on screen. Thanks @furia_vishal for seeing Suneni in me. “
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Yaaneea has also worked on the Amazon Prime Made in Heaven series. She played a bride in the show, which was directed by Sobhita Dhulipala and Arjun Mathur.
Chhorii was released on Amazon Prime this Friday with lukewarm reviews. It is the remake of Furia’s own Marathi film, Lapachhappi. The Hindustan Times review wrote: “The environment in Chhorii looks more stylized and artistic. What is missing is a sense of the environmental strangeness of the original. “As some parts of the story involve the heroine often wondering if what she saw is true, adding extra sound design, background music, makeup and visual effects to heebie-jeebies makes them clearly stand out as supernatural.”
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