What's the story behind Posham Pa? Ask Sayani

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What's the story behind Posham Pa? Ask Sayani

Sayani Gupta is everywhere in 2019. It began with Four More Shots Please!, followed by a supporting turn in Anubhav Sinha's social drama-thriller Article 15.

This week, she appears as the deranged killer in Zee5 crime thriller Posham Pa. Inspired by a series of real-life cases, the film also stars Mahie Gill, Ragini Khanna, Imaad Shah and Shivani Raghuvanshi. Gupta ensured she found dates between shooting for season two of Four More Shots... and season 3 of Inside Edge to accommodate the 90-minute thriller.

"It's an interesting take on people who we choose not to understand and shun away," said Gupta.

"It goes deep down into the minds of criminals. There is always a reason for why they are the way there and it mostly stems from childhood."

Gupta plays one of two sisters whose psychological scars are manifested in her get-up and erratic behaviour. "She is the one who is supposed to be most heartless," added Gupta.

"There's pent up anger which shows in different ways as she has been on the receiving end of brutality herself."

Gupta appreciated that filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay "wanted to make a pristine film about violence." Next up for her is Akhone, a film that follows a day in the life of Northeast Indians living in Delhi.