I realise making a film is one of the biggest drugs possible, says Tisca
Actor Tisca Chopra (right) — who is riding high on the success of her maiden production, on Indian middle class and its aspirations — says, she felt an adrenaline rush while making the short film. “Now I understand what people used to say in the old days that so and so producer spent all his money on making a film. I’d wonder why would anyone risk his or her house for a film. I realise making a film is one of the biggest drugs possible. It gives such a high,” says Tisca.
The film, mostly shot in old Delhi and Gurugram, released online earlier this week, and was viewed five million times in less than 48 hours.
“I was trying to do everything at the same time. It’s a great place to keep perfecting one’s skill. I’d like to do it again. It’s liberating to do something in 15 minutes. Tell your tale and get out of there... when you push yourself in a new area. It’s quite extreme in that sense. It’s like an adventure. It’s like I bungee jumped,” adds Tisca, who even acted in the project alongside Adil Hussain.
So, what’s the original source? “It’s a play. I checked with the makers saying I’d love to give credit to the writer, but they didn’t want it as changes had been made... I used to perform this particular piece on the stage as an actor. It’s been there in my head for about 15-16 years,” she concludes.