Actress Piloo Vidyarthi, at 54, embarks on a new chapter of her career with her debut in the film “Akelli.” The movie, starring Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead, is a gripping thriller set in war-torn Iraq, depicting the struggle of a woman fighting to break free from the conflict. Piloo portrays Nushrratt’s mother in this impactful thriller, grounded in a true incident. Her role resonates with her, and she relished every moment on the set of “Akelli.”
In the film, Piloo portrays a simple Punjabi woman living alone with her daughter and granddaughter. Her character discovers that her daughter, Jyoti, has taken up a job in Iraq, thrusting her into a realm of helplessness and uncertainty. As the story unfolds, her character gathers courage to fight for her daughter’s safety. “I love the role,” Piloo shared, her passion for her character evident.
Working alongside Nushrratt Bharuccha, Piloo praised her co-star’s acting skills, noting that Nushrratt’s warm personality made it effortless to establish a strong on-screen mother-daughter dynamic. Their collaboration is set against the backdrop of a spine-chilling trailer that promises a riveting cinematic experience. Piloo expressed her gratitude for being part of a project that sheds light on such a significant subject, and she emphasized the unique opportunity to make her debut in mainstream cinema with “Akelli.”
Piloo’s personal journey has also garnered attention, particularly her former marriage to actor Ashish Vidyarthi. Despite the journey’s ups and downs, Piloo maintains a composed demeanor and focuses on living her life to the fullest. She shared her perspective on the matter, emphasizing the choice to embrace life with dignity and empowerment. She believes that her former husband will celebrate her debut film’s release, regardless of whether he watches it, as their paths diverge.
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In discussions about mental health, Piloo offers insight into her approach. She acknowledges the importance of personal responsibility and discipline in maintaining mental well-being. Her vulnerability, surrender to spirituality, music, and writing play integral roles in nurturing her mental health. Piloo’s journey is a testament to resilience and the power of embracing multiple passions to foster inner strength.
While Piloo’s film debut arrives later in her career, she is currently inundated with promising opportunities. She is set to appear in projects with prominent production houses like Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions, including the series “Mandala Murders” and the film “Sarzameen.” Her passion for music continues to thrive, and she’s part of a musical play titled “Roshe Roshe” by Purva Naresh. With a full slate of projects, Piloo eagerly looks forward to sharing her multifaceted talents with the world and leaving her mark on the industry.