Mumbai: Indian cinema as we know it is undergoing a massive change as far as content and portrayal of characters go. Helming this big change are actors like Sayani Gupta, who have braved towards paving a new path of cinema. She is one of the few celebrated actresses to have received recognition for embodying unique, diverse, unconventional and relatable characters throughout her career. Gaining popularity for her body of work across all platforms, Gupta has always shown her versatility with Margarita with a Straw, Parched, Jolly LLB 2, Article 15 and Axone, to name just a few.
With such impressive credentials, Sayani has been invited by Dial M for Films, MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival) to conduct a masterclass on Acting. MAMI has been a huge champion of great cinema and talented artists from it’s inception and grown to be the biggest and most trusted Film Festival in the country. They have always stayed ahead of time and founded innovative ways to celebrate talent and bring cinema closer to people. Dial M for Films is a programme the Festival has created to engage with experts from different disciplines of filmmaking and have a real conversation about their craft and personal journeys. The audience can attend by either Registering on the site, completely Free of Costnor log onto to their Facebook page or go on their YouTube page later once the videos are uploaded. The social media handle of the reputed film festival announced this news of the said masterclass with a caption that read – “Actor and producer @sayanigupta grew up surrounded by the performing arts. Theatre, dance, music, cinema, she got a front row view to all. Join us on the 6th of August LIVE at 5 pm to catch her in conversation with series curator @smritikiran chatting about mining her instinct and life experience for her performances only on our @facebookapp page… #KnowledgeSeries #DialMForFilms”
Reposting MAMI’s post, Sayani wrote in the caption space, ” My board exams are coming.
It’s this Thursday, 6th of August at 5 pm.
And you can be privy to all of it.
Join @smritikiran & Me discussing my Process & Journey, while we Simplify the Myth of Acting.”
Says Sayani, “I am super excited and nervous. It’s like appearing for my board exams all over again. I am deeply honoured to be featuring as part of such an incredibly talented bunch who I look upto and whose work I adore. We are talking about my understanding of the craft of Acting and my journey so far, as a practitioner of the craft and also a professional. Smriti is the Artistic Director of MAMI and it’s would be such an honour to speak to her as well as the audience members. But I am super nervous!”