Won’t sign a film just to be in cir­cu­la­tion: Nushrat Bharucha

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Rishabh Suri ■ rishabh.suri@htlive.com

Ac­tor Nushrat Bharucha’s up­com­ing re­lease, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS), has got a good buzz go­ing for it. While she says that she has al­ways given 100% to all her films, she re­veals that she’s pin­ning all her hopes on this one.

“When I did Akaash Vani (2013), I gave it my all. I worked on it for al­most a year and a half, and didn’t take up any other work.” Nushrat says.

She adds, “I had thought that the film would change equa­tions and things for me, re­gard­ing prospects and ca­reer. Un­for­tu­nately, you can’t pre­dict (whether the film will be a suc­cess or not). The film didn’t work.”

Nushrat, who be­lieves in keep­ing the num­ber of films she does, to very few, says, “That role and char­ac­ter was dif­fer­ent, so I just took it up think­ing I will get the kind of work I want in life, not both­ered by suc­cess or fail­ure. I have taken the same leap of faith with SKTKS. I haven’t gone out there and taken up any other work.”

Her first cer­ti­fied hit was Pyaar Ka Punch­nama (2011) star­ring ac­tor Kar­tik Aaryan. And it’s se­quel, Pyaar Ka Punch­nama 2 (2015) also did well. SKTKS will be her 11th film in a decade-long ca­reer.

“It’s not as if I don’t have of­fers. But why should I have a set num­ber of re­leases in a year? Just to be in ‘cir­cu­la­tion’, should I do one ran­dom film ja­haan mu­jhe maza bhi nahi aa raha, achha nahi lag raha? Act­ing is not just my work; this is what I live for,” says Nushrat.

She adds, “When I am not work­ing, I feel like a day has been wasted. I am more than will­ing just to watch the mon­i­tor and oth­ers’ per­for­mances. To waste my en­ergy and tal­ent on do­ing a film out of which I am not get­ting any­thing is dev­as­tat­ing. I have pur­posely not taken up any­thing else, I want to see this film though, and wait­ing for peo­ples’ re­ac­tion.”

It’s not as if I don’t have of­fers. But why should I have a set num­ber of re­leases in a year? Just to be in ‘cir­cu­la­tion’, should I do one ran­dom film ja­haan mu­jhe maza bhi nahi aa raha, achha nahi lag raha?

NUSHRAT BHARUCHA AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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