Being Pulkit Samrat...
PULKIT SAMRAT has been quietly weaving his magic in B-Town and coming out with some interesting performances. And this Punjabi munda’s latest film 3Storeys, a thriller drama, is indeed different. To know more, read on...
Tell us about your experience of working in 3Storeys? The experience has been very great. I got a chance to work with Renuka ji, a very interesting cast, Arjun as a director has directed and written the film. I feel that film is really amazing. So I am very happy and contented with the film which normally doesn’t happened so easily but in this case, being a part of this project, it just turned out to be very special film for me.
You’ve completed six years in the industry, how does it feel? It is always feels like day one! When you face the camera, utni toh phath ti hai hamesha and I pray, ki shot theek jaana chahiye. The directors expects you to work hard and you should try to pereform beyond that, and give your best. If you think che saal ho gaye 16 saal ho gaye, 20 saal ho gaye, itne number of years tabhi successful hote hai, jab aap every day set pe accha kaam kare. This is something I learnt from Rishi Kapoor ji when I was working with him during Sanam Re and though I have not had a chance to work with Mr Bachchan yet, but I have heard a lot about him being a dedicated actor. If these stalwarts of the industry can still be so excited in front of the camera, then I think that’s the first thing you should pick up.
Out of all your films, which one would you categorise as your favourite film? My favourite film is Fukrey.
Did you come across any obstacles in your initial days? I don’t know, I wouldn’t call anything an obstacle. I think it’s a normal part of life to get out of you comfort zone and sell yourself as a product to somebody. You may also get rejected but then you have to accept it and move ahead. And gradually you will get accepted, and everything will fall into place. So that’s a normal process and you can either take it too hard and start sulking, or you can simply learn from every rejection and try to turn the rejection into acceptance.
Can you name some actors you want to work with? I would love to work with Kamal Haasan sir. I admire him since my childhood and he is one of the reasons that I wanted to be an actor. I really love his work.
How was it working with Renuka Shahane? It was fabulous yaar, matlab just look at her! You know, aap log toh ab dekh rahe ho naa , mere liye itne excitement thi ki itne saal baad I am getting to see her. And seeing her as a part of this is a different thing like I would have seen the trailer not being the part of the film I would say arey Renuka
Shahane is simply wow… She is looking superb in this film and has done an outstanding job. I am too small to say that but all I can say is that. So you can imagine my excitement level that I got a chance to work with her.
Can you describe your role in this movie? There is a guy called Vilas, and when you meet Vilas, like even if you see the trailer, there is something intriguing about him. You know somebody is portrayed to be jolly in the film, somebody is little aggressive in the film, while somebody is sad. But Vilas comes with a little mystery. When he comes and meets Flory aunty (Renuka Shahane ji), there is a certain mystery ka baggage that he is coming with and that’s a very interesting angle to the character. I think that’s the reason I kind of enjoyed it a lot.
What are the genres you want to work on? I think I want to work in all kind of genres. Agar ek hi genres mein kaam karna hai to kaam kar ke matlab kya hai?
What are you future plans? I don’t know yaar. I never plan for the future. I just enjoy my present. Like I work with hope and enjoy the process, that’s it. Abhi itna planning sab hota nahi hai, itni choti se life mein do-teen baar plan kar ke dekh liya hai kuch nahi hota hai, kuch na kuch jhatka he lagta hai( Laughs).
What are your expectations from this film?
I would love to work with Kamal Haasan sir.”
I think people are going to like it. When they leave the theatre after watching the film, they’ll come out with a smile. And I am telling you this is my first-hand experience because when I watched the film, I came out with a smile. It’s turns you on. I will not say much but I just want to say I love the film. It’s got a very beautiful story, very nice narrative, the background music is a major part of the story telling. And the way Arjun has made it and put everything together is nice. I think I am very happy to be a part of this film. Who has been your inspiration throughout your journey? It has to be Kamal Haasan sir. Since childhood, matlab consciously or subconsciously, he is that one person from Sadma, Appu Raja, Chachi 420 and so many other films who keeps me going. He is a new person like every time. You can’t fit him into a single mould.
Any message for your Stardust readers?
Just keep doing whatever you believe in and keep yourself busy. Log aise hi nahi boltey khali dimaag shaitaan ka ghar hota hai. Just take one step towards your goal that you have in your mind. And that one step is more than enough. And when every day you take that one step, you will finally reached the destination but do not get entangled in the moh-maya of this world, just enjoy the process. Once you are happy and enjoying, everything falls into place.
I never plan for the future. I just enjoy my present.”