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Meera Chopra, Priyanka’s Less Famous Cousin Breaks Through With Section 375

 In a  breakthrough  performance, the  pretty Meera  Chopra has finally made an impact as a  rape survivor  in Ajay Bahl’s  Section 375.

Meera couldn’t be more relieved. “It’s been  a long and difficult wait for me.I was called for an audition to play the rape survivor named  Anjali Dangle. When I heard the role I just wanted to grab it. I had to go through five  rounds of looks tests before the role was offered to me.”

Meera has been struggling to  make a place  for herself. “It seems like an endless struggle. Just because  I look a certain way,I  was getting only those kind of roles where I just had to look hot and glamorous. And I kept rejecting them.”

She  was  warned  about  her  lack of conformity. “Once a big producer told me that it’s going to be very difficult for me because  I  am saying ‘no’ to roles that would suit me the best, and he was offering me an erotic film.It was very difficult to break that stereotype. It’s not easy to say no to work when you  have absolutely no work. But I had faith in myself, which kept me going.”

Did Meera  have any reservations about playing the rape survivor specially since her character  has to deal with many levels of violation? “You  know , that’s the reality of the society we’re  living in. There is such a huge stigma attached with this crime. Why is a girl shunned when  she’s raped? What wrong has she done? In fact rape survivors should be supported so that they can fight their 

 In a  breakthrough  performance, the  pretty Meera  Chopra has finally made an impact as a  rape survivor  in Ajay Bahl’s  Section 375.

Meera couldn’t be more relieved. “It’s been  a long and difficult wait for me.I was called for an audition to play the rape survivor named  Anjali Dangle. When I heard the role I just wanted to grab it. I had to go through five  rounds of looks tests before the role was offered to me.”

Meera has been struggling to  make a place  for herself. “It seems like an endless struggle. Just because  I look a certain way,I  was getting only those kind of roles where I just had to look hot and glamorous. And I kept rejecting them.”

She  was  warned  about  her  lack of conformity. “Once a big producer told me that it’s going to be very difficult for me because  I  am saying ‘no’ to roles that would suit me the best, and he was offering me an erotic film.It was very difficult to break that stereotype. It’s not easy to say no to work when you  have absolutely no work. But I had faith in myself, which kept me going.”

Did Meera  have any reservations about playing the rape survivor specially since her character  has to deal with many levels of violation? “You  know , that’s the reality of the society we’re  living in. There is such a huge stigma attached with this crime. Why is a girl shunned when  she’s raped? What wrong has she done? In fact rape survivors should be supported so that they can fight their 

huge power-play. It’s  about-time these predators got scared before approaching  women.”

About her  cousins  Priyanka and Parineeti racing ahead of her Meera says, “I really don’t have an answer for this .I don’t belong to any camp her.Neither am I a  social butterfly to do my  social  networking  and make contacts which is very important here. It’s been four  years in Mumbai now and I  still don’t have any friends , so you can imagine!.”

But things are  looking up for Meera. “I’ve just started shooting for an Amazon show called Kamathipura. It’s on the subject  of   prostitution. I play a cop who’s solving some murder cases which occur when girls oppose  sex slavery. Even Kamathipura is based on real cases.”

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