Whatever I Feel At That Point, I Just Do It!
Meeting this chirpy lady is like meeting a new friend. She’s passionate, focused, and most of all extremely happy in the zone that she is in at the moment. She is the very gregarious ISHITA DUTTA. And she seems to have arrived in the Bollywood circuit wit
How does it feel working alongside the humorous Kapil Sharma? How is he as a co-star? I have always been a fan of The Kapil Sharma Show and I remember when Drishyam was being promoted, I couldn’t go to the show for some reason. And I was like ‘Oh no! I really wanted to go to The Kapil Sharma Show’. And so when I got done with this film, the first thing that I thought was, ‘Oh my God, I’ll get to go to his show and have so much fun’. On the set, he’s exactly like what he appears on the show. He’s really funny, witty and cracks jokes - and we were always surrounded by people who enjoyed his humour. It was fun shooting with him. As an actor he is very good. He learns his lines fast and is so good with them because he talks well. I really enjoyed working with him. In fact, I learnt a lot from him in terms of the comic timing and everything.
Everyone does it in this industry… Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora - do you see yourself doing a Bollywood item number any time soon? Yes, why not? For me, if it’s going to be work and it’s a part of the movie, and the song and music is good, and I’m comfortable with the clothes. I would do it. I think it’s a personal choice, I don’t really judge anybody else for doing a Bollywood item number.
What is the best part of being a celebrity? Money, fame, respect, recognition, critics? Everything! I think every aspect of it is amazing. Also for me, I get to play different roles. As a person, I’m an introvert and shy, somehow when the camera starts rolling, and I’m in front of it, I enjoy playing different characters. I also enjoy it when fans take pictures or autographs. Obviously the money is good as well, I would be lying if I said otherwise. You get endorsements, you can do shows and you can travel the world. Nothing about it is bad. It all gives me happiness. When I’m shooting, I am genuinely happy. As a child, I was very confused about what I wanted to do. But dad always told me to do whatever gives me happiness. Although money comes and goes, acting makes me happy!
What are your strategies to stay on the top? I have no strategies. I get up every morning, not knowing what I’m doing in life, whether it’s a Hindi film, web-series, South or Bengali film. I’m open to everything! My funda in life is to be happy, work constantly, learn and keep moving ahead. I have no strategy of being on the top. I would love to be a part of all the big films. But the thing is, it should all gel - what suits me, the time factor, and the situation. But I’m very chilled out generally. Whatever I feel at that point, I just do it!
Is there anything that annoys you on the set? Well, we all have our days when we are shooting outdoor and it’s really sunny, and the light is in your eyes, and you get a little frustrated and grumpy. But it’s a part of life. I don’t get very worked up. These are small irritations that keep happening. And it does not affect my performance. I can switch on and switch off very easily.
Which famous actor and director would you like to work with? I would like to work with Salman Khan, Salman Khan, and Salman Khan. Also, I would love to work with Imtiaz Ali and a lot of other directors as well.