Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s Rangoon, says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a superwoman and she totally supports the Iron Lady in her political career. During a special screening of Rangoon, Lin told IANS, “I support her fully. No matter what she does, I support her full on. She has come a long way. No human has ever done that. she is a superwoman.”
Irom Sharmila‘s People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) released its manifesto recently for the upcoming state assembly elections in March. Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long fast demanding the revocation of the AFSPA last year, has joined politics saying she aims to repeal the act after becoming the Chief Minister. Hailing from Khurai Assembly constituency, Sharmila is taking on three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the Thoubal Assembly constituency.
Lin, who plays the role of Mema in Rangoon has no doubt that Sharmila will be a good ruler (if she is elected). As she added, “She will be a brilliant ruler. She will be the best politician we can ever have. Her is a mind so beautiful and so giving.” ALSO READ – Rangoon movie review: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s earnest performances make Vishal Bhardwaj’s film worthy
The actress met Irom Sharmila two years ago, while she was still on her record-breaking fast. As Lin recalled, “She is brilliant. I met her in Imphal with Vishal sir when his team was there as he wanted to make a film on her. We had to meet her in jail as she was still on fast. She does not want any film on her life because she thinks it’s a spiritual journey.” ALSO READ – Rangoon box office collection day 1: Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan’s film has a disappointing first day, earns just Rs 6.07 crore
But would she like to play Sharmila if any film is ever made on her? “I would love to play her and I like challenging roles and she is from my hometown,” gushed Lin. And when she was asked about the frequent protests and blockades in her state, the actress expressed faith in humanity. “I don’t believe in any protesting or anything. I think people need to understand that it’s time you spread love. World War II has gone, we are much ahead, we need to love each other rather than fighting,” she added.