Tia Sebastian has rejected pretty an important deal of roles in movies, as a consequence of she did not should be that fat best buddy of the main woman who eats 10 masala dosas. She would reasonably be the bubbly Banjara dancer who conjures up somebody and dance all of the means whereby to Oscars.&#thirteen;
This Mumbai-primarily based actor, who hails from Thiruvambadi, a relaxed little upland village in Kozhikode district of Kerala, performed a key function inside the Gujarati film Chello current ( The final film current), India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023. She performs ‘Lilamila’, a nomadic dancer who conjures up the film-maker in ‘Samay’, a little bit of boy in rural Gujarat, the protagonist of the film.
With sixteen years of expertise in theatre and pretty a quantity of movies, internet collection and advert movies in her kitty, Tia isn’t a newbie inside the sphere. nonetheless it took an Oscar entry and a small function inside the latest Malayalam hit Thallumala for her to be recognised by people again dwelling. That’s as a consequence of in distinction to most actors, appearing in a film did not cross her thoughts, till she started getting some presents. however but, most roles provided had been to not her liking.
“i do not adhere to the modern conception of how an actress ought to appear to be. i am a huge woman and the roles I obtained had been so typical whereby huge ladies are both laughed upon or had been dramatic makes an try to educate the society that being huge isn’t unhealthy. I may not do such movies”, Tia mentioned, explaining her selections.&#thirteen;
She believes that appearing abilities should be the principal precedence for somebody to be forged in a job and therefore is trying forward to appearing in further Malayalam movies. “i am proud that Malayalam has in all probability the handiest content material-pushed movies inside the nation at current and that our viewers have come means forward from the stereotypes”, she mentioned.
the prospect to be an component of The final film current obtained here as a shock for Tia and she or he needed to sweat out a bit to be Lilamila. “i am a educated Kathakali and Kathak dancer. however right here, although the character is a dancer, I may not use any of the conventional strikes we have gotten seen in movies. aside from, i used to be not accustomed to Gujarathi, not to mention the nation mannequin of it used inside the film”, Tia mentioned. nonetheless, even whereas capturing for it, Tia felt that the film would go places. “all of us felt that we had been being an component of one factor particular; that this film would win accolades at festivals. however Oscars? by no means imagined” she added.
Tia is now getting ready for three new initiatives in Bollywood, collectively with a film with Aditya Roy Kapoor and an internet collection by Nagesh Kukunoor. A graduate from Delhi college and a former Radio Jockey, Tia is married to filmmaker and cinematographer Rohin Raveendran, who too has his roots in Kozhikode.&#thirteen;