Join us in celebrating the global recognition of a talented actor from Arunachal Pradesh, who has achieved great success through her passion for acting and staying true to her authentic self.
Meet Millo Sunka from Arunachal Pradesh who recently won ‘Best Leading Actress’ at the 2023 Rome Prisma Film Awards, for her outstanding performance in ‘Nocturnal Burger.’ In this exclusive interview, Millo shares her emotions about the big win, discusses her work philosophy, and reveals her plans for the future.
Hi Millo, Congratulations on winning the Best Actress award at the Prisma Rome International Film Awards for your performance at ‘Nocturnal Burger.’ What kind of emotions are you feeling right now?
Millo Sunka: Thank you. When I initially received the news, I was obviously very happy about it. But now, as the news spreads, the outpouring of support, love, and congratulatory messages has overwhelmed me. I don’t know how to process all of this, but I am grateful.
“I am thankful to my director Reema Maya, who saw me as Simi. I am grateful to my parents for their support, despite me not fulfilling their dreams for me. And I’m also thankful for the incredible support system of my siblings and friends.”
Millo Sunka won the Best Actress award at the 2023 Prisma Rome International Film Award for her outstanding performance in “Nocturnal Burger”
R&L: Do you remember when we featured your hilarious Instagram clips back in 2020? We’d love to catch up and hear about what you’ve been up to since then. How have you been keeping busy, and how did you land your role in “Nocturnal Burger”?
Millo Sunka: Making videos has, for some reason, I have taken a step back for now. I feel like everyone now only wants to do reels. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m genuinely proud of my older videos, which were a few minutes long. I hope to get that spark and motivation again to make more of those.
As for ‘Nocturnal Burger’, I had previously worked with Reema Maya on two ads. Reema is also a close friend of Lin Laishram, so we knew each other mutually through that connection. As to how I got the role, I think Reema is a better person to ask.
R&L: As a talented artist from Northeast India, how do you feel about this kind of recognition, and what message would you like to send to other aspiring actors and filmmakers who may feel that the industry is not inclusive enough?
Millo Sunka: It’s very kind of you to use such generous words. This recognition, and more so, the reaction, comes as a surprise. A good surprise. I don’t really have a message; I’ve just believed in putting your head down and working with what you get, and being the best version of yourself when you do that. Any work that comes my way, I’m very grateful for it. At the end of the day, I enjoy and love being in front of the camera and creating a fictional world.
R&L: What next now?
Millo Sunka: I don’t know what the future holds for me, but as I said I will just put my head down and work.
Take a look at our earlier conversation with Millo Sunka from 2020
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