‘Chirpy’ Anushka Sharma talks about working in ‘NH10′, says would like to try every kind of role
Anushka said, “As an actor, you like to try every kind of role. I am glad my previous movies have worked well commercially and that’s why I am pretty much able to do this kind of movies too.”
All roads led to Connaught Place in New Delhi for yet another promotional event of the upcoming movie ‘NH10‘. The cast – Anushka Sharma (who also happens to be the co-producer of the movie), Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumaar and Phantom Pictures’ Vikramaditya
Motwane seemed to be in a realy “chirpy” mood.
Yes, that was the ‘word of the day’ – “Chirpy”. While Anushka found the word quite silly, her co-star Neil gave this adjective to their chemistry in the movie. Their chemistry was quite palpable at the press meet too, with Anushka answering every question with enthusiasm, the one that comes ahead of a big event in life. And we agree, the event is big.
Anushka Sharma turns producer with this movie, a rare feat because she is the first A-list actress in Bollywood to be producing a film while she’s at the top of her game. Priyanka Chopra is also there, but then her production venture hasn’t gone on floors as yet.
Anushka is also the first actress to be attempting a dark film after a record breaking ‘PK’. But had it not been for her, would ‘NH10′ have got this much coverage?
“As an actor, you like to try every kind of role. And there is an audience for all kinds of movies. I am glad my previous movies have worked well commercially and that’s why I am pretty much able to do this kind of movies too,” opines Anushka.
But choosing an adventurous movie like ‘NH10′ as the first production venture must have been adventurous in itself?
Anushka says, “Acting and production are two very different areas. When ‘NH10′ came to me, it excited me. I had not read anything like that ever before. And I took up the movie. The script actually caught my imagination and it still does, everytime I read it. I decided to produce it because I believed in the script. When ‘NH10′ came to me, it seemed like the right time to start off with production. I feel so strongly for this film that I felt like backing it in this way. This movie is about how badly someone can be pushed before he/she decides to strike back.”
On being asked her parameters of choosing movies, Anushka quipped, “It’s not about action, romance or comedy. I am talking about myself, and I guess everybody would agree with me that you look at the story, not at all these things. I chose ‘NH10′ not because I wanted to do action, but because I found the script superb.”
‘NH10′ is about a young, successful couple who is present at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s about a journey of theirs that goes horribly wrong. Hence, the movie required Anushka and Neil, who play the couple, to perform some action scenes, which quite expectedly would have been difficult for Anushka, being an actress.
But the ‘PK’ star disagrees. She says, “Action is difficult for everybody, irrespective of the gender. It was equally hard for me, Neil and Darshan, because we don’t do that in our real lives. But the scenes were well rehearsed and we kind of had a backing for every role and character. We gave our 100%.”
And there arrives the feminist in the actress. So when she was asked about her being the lead in the movie, she refuted the whole terminology. “We don’t call other movies as male-centric, so why calling certain movies as female-centric. It’s time we should look at the movies as stories and not who will play the main role in it,” said she.
On the other hand, Neil Bhoopalam, who has been a part of projects like ‘Ungli’ and ‘24′, said on a funny note, “I think this film has a bigger set of producers than the cast.” On being asked about his chemistry with Anushka, he said, “Anushka is very generous. She shares her sandwich and coffee too (laughed). We had work-shopped to express the bond on screen. We worked to enhance the scenes and had done a lot of pre-preparation and there was no production hassle from her end.”
Darshan on being questioned about his drastic change in role from a supporting husband in Mary Kom to an intense character in NH 10, said, “Whatever I learned from Priyanka Chopra, I applied here. Both Anushka and Priyanka are very passionate and it was a very nice journey for me.”
The press meet took a rather interesting turn when the guests were asked about the rampant censorship going on in the movies.
Anushka Sharma said, “I think censorship should be left at the audiences’ discretion. They always have the option to walk out of the exit door anyways. A whole creative and thought process goes into movie-making. So banning or censoring it kills the scope of coming up with original ideas.
I think there should be a rating system for movies and the people should decide whether they want to watch it or not.”
Producer Vikramaditya Motwane backed his actress and said: “Audience is much more intelligent that we consider them to be. There can be an age criteria where only a particular age-group can watch the movie but banning a movie or restricting it’s content is not good.”
Directed by Navdeep Singh, produced by Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Anushka Sharma, Sunil Lulla and Krishna Lulla, ‘NH10′ is slated to hit the theatres on March 13.
Source:: Indian Express