Actress Mrunal Thakur on working with Tabrez Noorani and more in Love Sonia
Mrunal Thakur turns a year older on August 1st, 2018 and on this wonderful occasion, she got talking about Love Sonia and more. She is playing a phenomenal role in Love Sonia, directed by Tabrez Noorani. The film that is based on child trafficking reunited Tabrez who is also the Indian producer of Slumdog Millionaire with reel life Latika, Freida Pinto, while simultaneously featuring Hollywood actress, Demi Moore. The cast of Love Sonia also includes Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Anupam Kher, Richa Chadha and Lion fame, Sunny Pawar.
Mrunal took the role of Sonia, a young girl from a small Indian village, after a year-long search of a good film that really connected to her. Sonia’s life changes forever when her greedy father sells off Preeti, his younger daughter to a small pimp in order to save his farm, in the thought that she will find a living in Mumbai. In an attempt to save her sister, Sonia dives into the corrupt world herself, determined not to become one of the targets of the brutal sex trade network.
Mrunal said, “The film is about how Sonia courageously and smartly attempts to track down her sister. Her journey travels across India but also to Hong Kong and the US.”
Mrunal Thakur calls her co-stars, Demi Moore and Freida Pinto as wonderful women. She recollects, “Demi shared stories of working with an organization called Thorn (that works towards curbing circulation of child sexual abuse material and stands up to traffickers. I went to Sonagachi, the red light area in Kolkata, and lived there for a couple of days, studying the body language of the girls there. I also interacted with the organization called Apne Aap that helps such women and gets their children admitted into schools.”
Here’s wishing Mrunal Thakur all the success for Love Sonia!
Inspired by true events, Love Sonia is the shocking story of a young Indian village girl whose life is tumultuously and irrevocably changed when she gets entrapped in the global sex trade while trying to save the one person she is closest to, her sister. The film has been shot in Jaipur, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles, and will be released in India this September. The film is based on an eye-opening story of global sex trafficking and has a strong ensemble cast comprising of Hollywood as well as Bollywood actors, including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, and Noorani is introducing Mrunal Thakur as the lead character, as well as Riya Sisodiya.