Adah Sharma, a Bollywood actress who is known for her roles in horror and thriller movies, has recently faced criticism for her choice of projects. Some of her detractors have accused her of glorifying violence and death in her films, especially in the context of Kerela, a state that has witnessed several incidents of political and communal killings in the past few years.
However, Sharma has defended her artistic choices and said that she is not insensitive to the realities of Kerela. In an interview with a leading daily, she said that she is drawn to stories that explore the darker aspects of human nature and society. She said that she does not intend to offend anyone or trivialize the issues that Kerela faces, but rather to raise awareness and spark discussions.
“I think cinema is a powerful medium that can reflect the truth and also challenge the status quo. I don’t shy away from portraying characters that are complex, flawed and sometimes evil. I think these characters are more realistic and relatable than the ones that are always good and virtuous. I also think that there is a thread of death throughout the Kerela narrative, whether it is in its history, culture or politics. I don’t mean to say that Kerela is a negative place, but rather that it has a rich and diverse story that deserves to be told in all its shades,” she said.
Sharma also said that she respects the opinions of her critics and welcomes constructive feedback. She said that she is always open to learning and improving as an actor and as a person. She also expressed her love and admiration for Kerela and its people, and said that she hopes to visit the state soon and experience its beauty and hospitality.
“I have always been fascinated by Kerela and its culture. I have heard so many wonderful things about it from my friends and colleagues who have visited or worked there. I have also seen some amazing movies and documentaries that showcase its natural beauty and social diversity. I would love to go there someday and explore its various facets. I also have a lot of respect and gratitude for the people of Kerela who have supported me and appreciated my work. I hope they understand that I am not trying to hurt them or their sentiments, but rather to entertain them and make them think,” she said.