Janhvi Kapoor Says Mili Took A Toll On Her Mental Health

Janhvi Kapoor affected her mental health while shooting for Mili, still feels like being stuck in a refrigerator

Janhvi Kapoor is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Mili. the film is a survival drama of a nursing graduate who is stuck in a freezer struggling to survive and trying to find a way out. Janhvi who played the character of Mili Naudiyal said the film took a toll on her mental health.

According to reports, Mili was shot inside a freezer that was built by the team for 20 days in a minus 15-degree temperature. Shooting inside the freeze to get into the character’s skin the film made a major impact on her health. She fell ill and had to take painkillers for three days. 

In an interview with PTI, the Goodluck Jerry actor spoke about her forthcoming film Mili. She said, “I remember it (film) taking a genuine toll on my mental health because I would come back home after wrapping up the shoot and I would go to sleep and dream that I was still in the freezer. I fell ill and I was on severe painkillers for two-three days and even the director was unwell. If you spend 15 hours of your day in a freezer in a closed environment crying for the majority of the day, sometimes with a rat that keeps nibbling your fingers, it is not glamorous for sure.”

She further added, “Sometimes pushing yourself that much emotionally in front of a camera for a film liberates you as an actor and it did that for me. You feel so naked, bare and exposed in such extreme conditions, you are being so vulnerable in front of the camera. One of the things that I needed to do as an artist is to open up completely and this character allowed me to do that.”

Mili is a remake of the Malayalam film Helen. The Hindi version also stars Sunny Kaushal and Manoj Pahwa. Mili is a survival thriller helmed by Mathukutty Xavier and bankrolled by Boney Kapoor. This marks the first collaboration of the father-daughter duo, Boney Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor never worked together before on the professional front. Mili will release in theaters on 4th November. 

On the work front, Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in Disney+ Hotstar’s Good Luck Jerry. Next in the pipeline, she has Bawaal and Mr. & Mrs. Mahi. In Bawaal she is paired with Varun Dhawan while in Mr. & Mrs. Mahi she will feature alongside Rajkumar Rao. 

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