I have a flexible image: Adah
Mumbai: From playing the possessed woman in her debut film 1920, to a police inspector in Commando 2, Adah Sharma has tried a few varied shades in her roles. Her tryst with different roles continues in her upcoming film, Man To Man, where she plays a man who has undergone sex change to become a woman.
"I play a man who becomes a woman after sex reassignment surgery in Man To Man. It is a love story. I have received messages from the LGBTQ+ community saying they are happy that I am doing the role. I hope I have justified the opportunity. The roles so far I have got are different from who I am in real life," said the actor.
Adah experiments not only with her roles but also her looks. Her experimentation with looks in the past has included tri-colour hair and wearing a dress with newspaper print motif. "Whether it is in South Indian films or in Hindi films, my fans expect me to do something different. I tend to do performance-oriented roles, and people's expectations have given me the confidence to experiment," said Adah.
Starting her Bollywood journey in 2008 with the horror film 1920, Adah's prominent outings also include the Karan Johar-produced Hasee Toh Phasee. Some of her commercially successful films down south are S/O Satyamurthy, Garam, and Kalki.
"Since I started with a horror film, I have a flexible image. I can be a glam-doll or a girl doing action scenes like the guys. I think casting directors easily imagine me in different avatars," she shared.
After the release of her critically and commercially successful romantic comedy film Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), she ventured into the South Indian film industries, where her first six films — five in Telugu and one in Kannada.