It was a heartfelt film and there was pure emotion in Sajal Aly’s performance. I’m not surprised, since the young actress did lose her mother during the filming of Mom, and the story and its nuances must have made working through it ever more difficult.
“When we were filming the first song, the party song, we had to go to Bangkok for the shoot and ammi was diagnosed with cancer; I was there when I was told that she’s not going to survive,” she spoke to the audience after the credit roll. “I did the shoot and I returned once it was complete. I’m saying all this because I want to dedicate this film to all the actors because actors are going through so much in their personal lives and they are fighting personal battles every day but at the end the show must go on.”
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Sajal’s mother passed away earlier this year and one could sense the emotion and loss in her words as she spoke after the film, in fact even in her performance during the film.
Look out for the Haute Review of Mom, coming soon…