Tabrez Noorani’s upcoming film Love Sonia, after winning accolades across International Film Festivals, is now creating waves on digital platforms as well! The star-cast of the film which also includes names like Richa Chadha, Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodiya and Sai Tamhankar took to Instagram to kick-start an intriguing social media campaign using the hashtag #AgainstAllOdds. These gorgeous actresses posted pictures of them from when they were 17-year-old, with a motivating message and in no time the idea created a stir all over!
Here’s what these celebrities from the television & film fraternity had to say:
1. Karanvir Bohra
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At 17 i was growing up to go #againstallodds in my own way…i just started discovering my self, i realised that being "different" will make you stand out, wether it's clothing, attitude, or just who you are… I loved being radical, i loved the attention, i loved it when people said "he's crazy" it gave me an adrenaline rush….and the only way to nurture this craziness this rush was being an artist, coz artists are eccentric, moody, and are given complete freedom to express who they are…… I asked myself then, who gets to be crazy at 17 and live it thru ? 😈 I'm 17 no more, but I'm crazier, whackier and still as radical as i can be.. Hopefully, someday I will introduce myself too you. Till then stay Crazy and if you aren't, then become one. @mandvisharma16 Thank you for the tagg. And @mrunalofficial2016 wish you @tabreznoorani and the entire cast of @lovesoniamovie all the best. #mrunalthakur I've always been proud of you since your 1st scene in #kumkumbhagya and till date i am. #godblessyou girl. I noninate @bombaysunshine @instaraghu and @shweta.tiwari @gururandhawa @aamnasharif @adaakhan @priyabanerjee @rinkusingh_themilliondollararm to tell their #againstallodds story when they were 17.
2. Vikas Gupta
This is me at 17 I had just started working with Balaji #Home as an intern . I was not able to go to college and my parents and family had decided I was a failure. The only thing I could get a job was in a call centre . Maybe they were right . A boy with no financial or most importantly emotional support who hasn’t even completed a year of college education . I was not even able to secure an interview at a channel for an entry level position cause I wasn’t educated enough . I really was lost but than I came to my Hogwarts #Againstallodds and met Her . Post which a college degree dint matter , I actually headed the same channel in years to come , Niv and Her helped me find myself. I actually don’t know what I wanted to do in my life , may be now also I keep looking but I am blessed that I do what I enjoy doing and keep evolving . We all our super heroes in our stories .. we are celebrating a 17 year old story and her courage in #lovesonia . Let our stories inspire others #Againstallodds . Now it’s you turn , I nominate @theanshumanmalhotra @ruchikaakapoor @harshita1210 @ravidubey2312 @varunsood12 @nushratbharucha @shawnmendes @nakuulmehta and My #Lostsouls please upload your 17 years old pic and tell your story #againstallodds and inspire others #lovesonia . Thankyou @mrunalofficial2016 for nominating me , we are all so proud of you .
3. Varun Sood
Thankyou @lostboyjourney for nominating me.. This is my 17 year old story My school life had a lot of ups and downs , from a child who was bullied for being fat to a fit athlete was a tough journey While growing up i had no idea what I’ll do in life My teachers were done with me, i always asked myself what will i ever do in life I just knew i was really hardworking and that’s about it. Later in life I realised , that was the only trait that helped me reach where i am today in life along with the guidance of a few people Its okay to not know what you want to do when you are growing up, just be hardworking in life and strive for greatness I further nominate @shrutisinhahaha @fahadalli @rohitsuchanti06 @simrankaurmundi @dishankarora9 @archisfreestyler #againstallodds
4. Kushal Tandon
@lovesoniamovie When I was 17 ,I always wanted to have a big frame and I nice body , I was the only guy in my boarding school who started working out at the age of 16 coz I was a very thin kid and reached at that stage when I was 17 , but I still used to look like this , well this was the only picture which I had rite now , it’s embarrassing for me to share this picture hahha but Hellyaaaa it’s ur contest , p.s th lanky dude is me 🤦♂️ a star 🌟 is about to born @mrunalofficial2016 🤗😘Sonia bannii star 🌟 !
5. Richa Chadha
This is me at 17, in class XII. As you can see, I was quite dramatic. I wanted to be an actor since I was 4. I thought I was talented, beautiful and I had a chance. I did theatre, learnt Kathak and Street Jazz, tried my hand at modelling, all because of my one magnificent obsession. I wasn't jaded. I knew the film industry isn't a level playing field and the kith and kin of filmy families would get first chance, but that didn't stop me. . . . . . I am an aberration still. I haven't done a single movie one would term typical. I havent played a conventional heroine. I played a behen in my first film, a Buddhi or mother to someone two decades older in my next, a Bhabhi and even a Bholi! I am here despite it all, because only dead fish go with the flow. #AgainstAllOdds . . @lovesoniamovie
It takes immense confidence and will-power to fight the odds coming our way and move forward fearlessly. With such stories about these trendsetters coming in, we’re sure that the film Love Sonia will win hearts and beyond. Love Sonia is a story of a village girl whose life irrevocably changes when she is exposed to the global sex trade market in order to save her sister. This journey will take you on an emotional thrill ride like never before.
The film has a strong ensemble cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Noorani is introducing Mrunal Thakur as well as Riya Sisodiya.
Tamasha Talkies and Samraaj Talkies in association with India Take One Productions, Cinemantra Entertainment and Media & Dynasty Consulting Group present Love Sonia. The film is Tabrez Noorani’s directorial debut, produced by the Academy Award-nominated producer of Life of Pi, David Womark and Tabrez Noorani. Co-produced by Amar Butala and Executive Producers include Shalini Thackeray, Deepak Nayar, and Pravesh Sahni. The Dynasty Consulting Group was instrumental in setting up the movie. Zee Studios will release the film in India. Love Sonia releases on 14th September 2018.