I know nothing about cricket, says the team analyst of Inside Edge, actor Sayani Gupta

Bollywood actor Sayani Gupta, known for films like Jolly LLB 2, Article 15 and Margarita with a Straw, is now making waves for her role as Rohini in Inside Edge. The web series, based on corruption in cricket, is also the first time Sayani has acted in a web series.

Inside Edge is the story of the Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. The movie talks about all the things that happened behind the game that you watch on the television, exposing several angles of corruption.

The first season was released in 2017, followed by the second season in 2019, in which Sayani has played the role of team analyst.

Talking to Rediff, Sayani spoke at length about her role in both the seasons of the web series that is available on Amazon Prime.

“It was the first series that I did, as it was Amazon Prime’s first show in India. We did not know what would happen next or what the future of Web series would be. We just made the show truthfully. The response to the show and for my character was great.”

Sayani further says that in a game so male-dominated, it is rare to see a woman play a central role in a cricket-based movie.

“It’s very rare to see a woman’s character so empowered in a cricket-based show which is generally so male-dominated. I play the chief team analyst of my cricket team. She is the youngest, but she calls the shots. She knows she is brilliant in what she does, so everyone listens to her and takes her seriously.”

She also remembers the reviews she got for the role in the first season when fans on Twitter said that they all wished to be like Rohini in their real lives.

“I remember the feedback I received on Twitter, where a girl said, ‘I wish all of us had Rohini in our lives. It’s really gratifying to know that people love the character and want someone like her in their lives. It’s very close to my heart, as she is very unlike me. I know nothing about cricket in real life, but my character knows everything about it.





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