Rasika Dugal enacting all the roles on all the days is kind of what we all needed today but just didn’t know it.
In this hilarious new video, she reminds why we love her so much as she plays a director, producer, lawyer, stylist, painfully but hilariously nervous assistant director, (slightly sleazy?) sound dada, hopelessly vague casting director, an out-of-work actor (at “Prithivi” Cafe, of course), a fan and a hair stylist (my personal favourite), basically enacting all the days of the week in an actor’s life. I’ve never met any of these folks or ever been on the set of a Bollywood movie, but she makes me feel intimately familiar with all these folks and tropes, and I assume it’s because she’s just so good.
The video is the second in a series called So, Basically. I loved everything about it, except I feel a bit suspicious of the Vidya Balan reference for reasons I can’t exactly put my finger on.
By the way, check out the hilarious and most eye-roll-enabling work “advice” that Rasika Dugal has received about being an actor here.