Gujarati born Ria Patel, who is currently based in Los Angeles, bagged her first feature film with filmmaker Shomshuklla Das.
The film, titled Flowers and a Lap of Rose, depicts an enchanting world of a poet, who creates a woman with his words and becomes obsessed with her. “It’s an experience we have all had, at least once, so I find it very relatable to the audience. If you ask me what makes it different? I believe it is the poetic language,” says the 22-year-old. “Also my purple hair,” she laughs.