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Playing strong women comes naturally to me, says Kajol | Hindi Movie News

by Joe Bourn
Be it “Baazigar”, “Dushman”, “Gupt”, “Hello Venkyand now the series “The Trial”, Kajol has a penchant for strong female characters, and the actress says portraying women who aren’t “weak and vulnerable” comes naturally to her. In the upcoming show, the actor is acting Noyonika Sengupta, a housewife who is forced to return to work as a lawyer after her husband’s public scandal lands him behind bars.
Directed by Suparn S Varma‘The Trial – Pyaar, Kaanoon, Dhokha’ is the Indian adaptation of the popular American series ‘The Good Wife’.
Kajol said her choices as an actress reflect her strong off-screen personality.
“Playing a strong, powerful character is easier for me than playing a weak character. It comes naturally to me to be strong than to be vulnerable,” the actor told PTI in an interview.
“The great thing about Noyonika is that she’s a strong person, but when a strong person is in a situation where they’re weak and vulnerable, that’s hard to play. It was one of the reasons I love her as a character,” he added.
The 48-year-old said she could relate to the way Noyonika deals with difficult situations.
“Suparn wanted me because she’s a public figure and a mother of two; there are so many factors in her character. One thing I resonate with Noyonika the most is the core, she’s an extremely practical woman.
“She will do what has to be done, even if it hurts her sensibilities, if she knows it has to be done, she will do it for the good of the family. He will go ahead and do it because there is no one else to do this,” Kajol added.
As an actress, Kajol said she still finds it difficult to be cozy in front of the camera.
“I struggle with it… I don’t know how to be shy. I don’t know how to do ‘sharam’. I don’t understand the emotion,” she said, adding that one genre she wants to explore is comedy.
“I haven’t found the right script. I really want to try comedy. I should because I do it so well in real life,” Kajol said.
“The Trial,” which will premiere on OTT on July 14, marks her feature film debut.
The actress said she received several offers for OTT series in the past, but nothing really worked until ‘The Trial’.
“There was a lot of back and forth. I never think ‘what if I had done this or accepted that’. So happy that ‘The Trial’ is the show that will be my OTT debut.”
‘The Trial’ also stars Sheeba Chaddha, Alyy Khan, Kubbra Sait and Gaurav Pandey.

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