Actress Sayantani Ghosh’s portrayal of Vindhya Devi in the upcoming film ‘Dahej Daasi’ stands as a testament to the significance of grey characters in storytelling. In the Do Dooni 4 Films production, she takes on the role of the antagonist, Vindhya Devi, who serves as the narrative driving force.
“My character is integral to the progression of the story,” says Sayantani. “While she may be portrayed in a dark light, she holds immense power and authority. As the Maha Sarpanch of 50 villages, she commands respect and adherence to traditions. For her, respect is paramount above all else. However, her ideologies clash with those of other characters, particularly Chunri, setting the stage for the story’s development.”
Portraying a Rajasthani character adds a personal touch for Sayantani, given her familial connections to Jaipur. “Playing a Rajasthani character has its challenges, especially mastering the accent,” she explains. “But through workshops and special training, I’m prepared to embody Vindhya Devi’s persona fully. Her strength and presence are inspiring, and while I may not connect with her negative traits, it’s the diversity of roles like these that make acting fulfilling.”
From her posture to her attire, Sayantani delves deep into her character’s persona. “Vindhya Devi’s posture exudes strength, reflecting her unwavering determination. The language, demeanor, and clothing all contribute to the authenticity of her character. Wearing a lehenga with a shirt, pallu, and bindi completes the transformation,” she shares.
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Despite the differences between herself and her character, Sayantani finds common ground in their familial bonds. “Like Vindhya Devi, I value family deeply. However, her darker aspects present a challenge, yet it’s the opportunity to portray diverse characters that makes acting rewarding,” she concludes.
Sayantani Ghosh’s portrayal of Vindhya Devi promises to be a captivating highlight in ‘Dahej Daasi,’ showcasing her versatility and dedication to her craft.