Sohum Shah, soon to be seen in the second season of the political drama Maharani, has said the series brought him acceptance from his family that his acclaimed films like Tumbbad and Ship of Theseus had not achieved. Sohum recalled that his mother had even fallen asleep while watching Tumbbad at the Venice premiere and asked him to make good movies. Read also| Amit Sial, Sohum Shah say outsiders benefit from rich life experiences

tumbad, which was also co-produced by Sohum, starred him in the lead. Rahi Anil Barve’s historical horror film was released in 2018 and premiered the critics’ week of the 75th Venice International Film Festival – the first Indian film to be screened there. Ship of Theseus (2012) was also co-produced by Sohum and starred him as one of the three main characters. Both films were critically acclaimed and Tumbbad was even called one of the best horror films in Hindi by many critics.

Sohum recalled his mother’s reaction to the film when he spoke of playing Prime Minister Bheema Bharti in Maharani. the actor told Bollywood Hungama: “I had a lot of fun playing Bheema. I grew up in a small town. So I grew up watching Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and then Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan. So that leads to the desire to play larger than life characters. But I made movies like Ship of Theseus and Tumbbad.”

He added: “Theseus and Tumbbad’s ship were unloved in my home. I took my mother to Venice for the premiere of Tumbaad as a loving son, and she was asleep halfway through the film. My cousin woke her up.” : ‘thou kaisi filmein banata hai, kitni darawani film hai, koi dhang ki film banaya kar (why do you make such films, it’s so scary. Make some good films).’ It was Bheema Bharti who got me love from my family and others around me.”

Maharani shines too Huma Qureshi and Amit Sial, and premieres August 25 on SonyLiv. The drama tells the story of Rani Bharti (Huma), who is forced to take on the role of prime minister after her husband Bheema (Sohum) is incapacitated after a murder. attempt.

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