Press Release for ‘The Avengers’
C18 – May 4, 2012 – INDIA-WEST
Rashmi Rustagi Shares Screen Time in ‘Avengers’
￼￼￼By a Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES — Indian American actress Rashmi Rustagi has a role in the early scenes of the Marvel motion picture release “The Avengers,” which opens May 4. Based on the popular comic book series first published in 1963, “The Avengers” assembles Earth’s mightiest superheroes to save the world from disaster.
In a scene set in India, Rustagi plays a mother in peril, and Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), tames his temper by saving her family. The film is directed and written by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” creator Joss Whedon, whose Marvel credits include “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor.”
“Working with Mark Ruffalo was so enjoyable. I developed an admiration for his commitment to learning Hindi, which allowed his performance to not only be accurate, but captivating. I was impressed with how down-to- earth Mark Ruffalo was and how he endeared himself to the cast members in the scene,” said the Lucknow-born actress.
A dark exploration of the legacies that family secrets leave on the human mind, 30 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER takes an intricate and in-depth look at Mala’s life journey. After years of being sexually abused by her uncle, Mala meets Deepak, a man who refuses to stop loving her. But with his love comes a shattering reckoning and unearthing of darker, deeper secrets. With sharp characterizations and an ending that will draw you in completely, 30 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER promises an experience that will stay with you long after the performance.
“Rashmi Rustagi’s performance as Shanta, Mala’s mother is riveting, utterly convincing and in the end devastating. It was a real pleasure to watch acting like that.”
“Rustagi is strong and convincing. With her roots in theater and radio, Rustagi is active in the Bay Area theater community: She has been in productions with Theatre Works’ “Baby Taj” and Naatak’s “Bravely Fought the Queen and Mataji”. She has been seen in several films, including the feature films “Perfect Mismatch,” “Chains,” “Khanda,” “Karma” and soon to be released “The Avengers.”