After being dragged into headlines over an campaign (#BanMawra), Mawra Hocane won the regard of many when she defended herself and called out among the state’s biggest movie stars for “bashing women”.The young performer has gone on to defend unusual spelling of her surname, her determination to venture into Bollywood and, obviously, that kiss.
We are shocked tha Mawra has face no difficulty standing up for herself, which is great indeed. Why, then, are almost all her characters — in TV serials and movies — such ‘damsels in distress’?
“Shah Rukh Khan still opens his arms in his signature pose; that’s his USP. So why shouldn’t I continue to play characters people praise me for?” says the 23-year-old, who is gearing up for the release of her Bollywood debut Sanam Teri Kasam.
“It’s really hard to churn out the kind of heart-wrenching performances I have delivered in the past. When I cry on screen, people cry with me,” Mawra says.