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“The role of Aliya felt like it was mine”, Said Kashmira Pardeshi

A man on an extraction mission, a young girl held captive in a war-torn hostile environment of Syria, how will she escape this world of death? Disney+ Hotstar is all set to release the biggest extraction series of the year, ‘The Freelancer’. The series is based on the book – A Ticket to Syria by Shirish Thorat, directed by Bhav Dhulia, produced by Friday Storytellers and Neeraj Pandey is the Creator and Showrunner. Set to release on September 1, 2023 on Disney+ Hotstar, The Freelancer is helmed by popular actor Mohit Raina and veteran actor Anupam Kher along with Kashmira Pardeshi. The series also features talented actors like Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis, Sarah Jane Dias amongst others.

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Opportunities knock at your door when you are least expecting it. Kashmira Pardeshi too landed the role of Aliya just when she thought that her chances were slim. Kashmira Pardeshi spills the beans about how she became Aliya in The Freelancer.

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Talking about the same, Kashmira Pardeshi said, “It was in last year September, I was shooting in Kerala in Alleppey on a houseboat when Shubham Sir first texted me and told me about the show, Hotstar special, directed by Neeraj Pandey and it was for the lead. When I started off, I made a list of directors that I wanted to work with and he was topping my charts. So, I obviously rushed when I was asked to send an audition tape by the next day. I came to know the very next day that I was shortlisted but then there was a long wait, I thought that this wasn’t happening. Usually, I don’t really dwell on the auditions that I give or even if I like a character a lot. But the role of Aliya felt like it was mine. I was sad about it but then I let it go. But finally, in April when I was least expecting it I got a call saying that I was locked for the role.”

Witness the mission of ‘The Freelancer’ to save Aliya, September 1, 2023 onwards, only on Disney+ Hotstar

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