During a recent conversation with Film Companion, Tillotama Shome who will next be seen in Lust Stories 2, spoke about the struggle she went through to get the kind of work she desired to deliver. From the time she didn’t have the choice to be picky to now when she is being recognized for her brilliant performances, the actress spoke in length.
“Initially one didn’t have the choice to say no”, said Shome while talking to Sneha Menon Desai, “there was no other work and one had to survive. But after some time, when the bank balance was enough to pay the rent, I had to reckon with the anger I felt.”
She also spoke about the cliched roles being offered to her, “I’m not rich, I’m not poor, I’m the upper middle class of India because of my education so if I’m not poor why am I getting to play only poor parts. I’m not rich also, so give me rich parts also na, anyway it's fiction.”
Shome will next be seen in Lust Stories 2 alongside Amruta Subhash directed by Konkana Sen Sharma. Lust Stories 2 is an analogy film with four different films directed by four directors centered around love, lust and desire.