Hope people realise actors can change shape: Geetika Vidya Ohlyan opens up on being stereotyped
New Delhi, Jun 8 (PTI) "Soni" star Geetika Vidya Ohlyan says she can "do more" if right kind of opportunities, like "School of Lies", come her way and hopes filmmakers see her as an actor who can change "shape and form".
After her stellar debut in "Soni" as a police officer battling misogyny, a house help subjected to domestic violence in "Thappad", and a migrant worker stuck in COVID-19 induced lockdown in "Unpaused" anthology, Ohlyan said she felt stereotyped as she would get offers to play characters belonging to "a certain class".
"It is just about the right kind of opportunities being given to people. I believe I can do more and I would like to be given more opportunities, roles and responsibilities. "I'm hoping for more people to watch it and realise that an actor can change shape and form and (speak different) languages. That's what their job is," she said, crediting "School of Lies" director Avinash Arun Dhaware for trusting her with a role diametrically opposite to her perceived image.