Tillotama Shome on ad requests: Tillotama Shome seems to not be amused with requests to be a part of low/no budget commercials for big corporations. The actor took to social media and humbly requested ad filmmakers to not approach her for projects by big corporations that want palette cleansers, conscience clearing CSR film with a social cause.
“A humble request to ad filmmakers to not come to me with low/no budget tvc’s for big corporations that want a palette cleanser, conscience clearing CSR film with a social cause. Especially when you never came to me with ads that had a good budget. My conscience is clear. Thanks,” Shome tweeted on October 6.
A humble request to ad filmakers to not come to me with low/no budget tvc's for big corporations that want a palette cleanser, conscience clearing CSR film with a social cause. Especially when you never came to me with ads that had a good budget. My conscience is clear. Thanks😂
— Tillotama Shome (@TillotamaShome) October 6, 2021
For those who don’t know, CSR or Corporate Social Responsibilities refer to policies undertaken by a business with an intention to have a positive impact 0n society. Shome’s tongue-in-cheek comment took a shot at advertisers for “never” approaching her with ads that had good budget.
Shome is well-known for her performance in films like Monsoon Wedding, Kadwi Hawa, Children Of War and Qissa. Her critically acclaimed film Is Love Enough? Sir, directed by Rohena Gera, was released on Netflix earlier this year. A unique tale of affection between and maid and her employer, the film was much talked about its unconventional ending.
Speaking to SheThePeople, Shome said, “I see it as a happy ending. When a woman can stand up for herself, walk her chosen path, I think that is a positive ending. And I think, we ought to celebrate it in the realm of fiction if not real life.” Shome further added that she felt it was very much a happy ending in her reading of the script from the point of view of her character Ratna.
However, Tillotama Shome further added that it was not a happy ending for all those who are absolutely complicit about living in this extremely class-driven society and full of prejudices.
Check out SheThePeople’s exclusive interview with Tillotama Shome here:
You think you are liberal…but yet… you live in a world that can't imagine two people falling in love across class. @tillotamashome talks with @shailichopra on how the film Sir is raising important questions through a love story. pic.twitter.com/EruDCLBzI7
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeople) January 13, 2021
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