Janhvi Kapoor, who made a lasting impression with Good Luck Jerry this year, gears up for her next release. In an interview, she recently discusses the shooting of Mili and how it has affected her mental health.
The actor had to shoot in a freezer at minus 15-degree temperature for Mili’s filming. Shooting in such a tiny space at such harsh temperatures must be mentally exhausting. In order to fit the part, the actress added that she had to gain 7.5 kg.
She mentions: “I cannot explain to you what I have gone through in those 21 days. It was in a studio is mud island and we would end up spending 15 hours a day inside that freezer. Between shots, I would go out because it was -15 degrees. More than anything when you are shooting in such a confined space in such uncomfortable temperatures, it messes with your head.”
Further adds: “I know it is a good film and I am so good at it but the public should also go and watch it. It’s a good date night film, you can watch it while holding your girlfriends. It’s a good family film.”
Kapoor discloses that she was experiencing nightmares about being locked in a cold, dark environment. “The film took a toll on my mental health. I would come back home from the shoot and I would go to sleep and dream that I was still in the freezer. I fell ill and I was on severe painkillers for two or three days and even the director was unwell,” the actress explained.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor and directed by Mathukutty Xavier, Mili stars Janhvi Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Manoj Pahwa in key roles. An adaptation of the Malayalam hit, Helen.
Mili is set to release worldwide on 4th November 2022.
Watch our interview with Janhvi Kapoor here: