I took me a while to get out of the char­ac­ter I’ve played, says Sridevi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van

Debu­tant direc­tor Ravi Udyawar’s Mom, star­ring Sridevi, Nawazud­din Sid­diqui and Ak­shaye Khanna, is a thriller drama. The lead ac­tors talk about the film.

Sridevi, since you’re a mother in real life, did your char­ac­ter af­fect you per­son­ally?

It def­i­nitely af­fected me emo­tion­ally. I was in a shell. It took me a while to get out of the char­ac­ter. By the end of the shoot, my daugh­ters said, “Thank God you’re back to be­ing nor­mal.”

Nawazud­din re­cently said that you are his favourite ac­tor. How was your ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with him?

It was won­der­ful. I’m also a big fan of his work. To watch him trans­form into his look and char­ac­ter was such a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Nawazud­din, what made you choose this role?

It gave me the op­por­tu­nity to work with a le­gend like Sridevi. When Ravi showed me the look he had in mind, I jumped at it — it gave me the chance to not only do some­thing very dif­fer­ent but also look dif­fer­ent.

Ak­shaye, are you ex­cited about be­ing back on screen?

I’m very ex­cited. Mom fi­nally gave me the chance to work with Sridevi. Also, I’m al­ways on the look­out for a great script, good peo­ple to work with and Mom gave me that op­por­tu­nity.

Pro­duced by Zee Stu­dios, Su­nil Man­chanda, Naresh Agar­wal, Mukesh Tal­reja, Gau­tam Jain, and Boney Kapoor, Mom re­leases to­day.

PHOTO: PTI

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