Soundarya Sharma was attending an acting class just before the coronavirus outbreak. She has been unable to return home. She has now approached the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs for assistance.
“These are challenging times for everyone, but my heart goes to hundreds of students including other fellows Indians who are stuck here, without proper accommodation and resources,” Soundarya said.
She added: “I have been writing to the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs for evacuation assistance however there has been no positive response nor any assistance to Indians who have been unable to meet their ends here.”
She hopes to be home soon. She said, “I would humbly request the Indian embassy and the MEA for a stimulus package for all those students and fellow Indians who are stuck here to help overcome this situation and hopefully arrange an evacuation flight back to India,” she said.
The model turned actress was attending an acting course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Soundarya Sharma debuted in the film Ranchi Diaries. The actress was nominated for the ‘Best Female Debutant’ by Zee Cine Awards and Star Screen Awards. She won the 'Best Debutante' award at the Jharkhand International Film Festival. She has also started her own production house called Mustard and Red. The actress had recently revealed that she will be shooting for something in Los Angeles. She said "I will be shooting something very important in LA, however, I can't share many details. Also, the work demands me to work on my craft and what can be better than Lee Strasberg and the New York Film Academy. They are the best institutes in the world. I would be working with some amazing coaches here. There is so much more to do and learn." She will also appear in a web series titled Raktanchal.
We hope the actress returns home soon.