Beauty with brains, actress Nushrat Bharucha might have tasted successes in the past but she still feels that she isn’t a star. The actress is awaiting her big romantic release Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety on February 23rd, 2018. In a candid chat, Nushrta talks about her role in SKTKS, her conflicts with the home ground team, her status in the film industry and her plan of action ahead.
Was it like shooting Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety with a family all over again?
It was amazing. I am glad that I am exploring new dynamics with Kartik as in this film we will not be seen romancing each other rather it’s like a war. Even that has chemistry to it. I genuinely enjoyed the space with Kartik than anything else in the past three films. It was a lot of fun. It was like going back to your home.
Being your fourth film with director Luv Ranjan and co-actor Kartik Aaryan, how far your characters are evolved?
When PKP 1 was offered to me, I had never heard of such a subject. In the film, I won’t say my character was strongly negative but it was strong enough. In PKP 2, though I played a dumb bimbo but it worked too. This film gave me an opportunity to play a girl who has some sort of reality. In fact, my tonality was different in the last two with the real Nushrat but not in this one. And AkaashVani was entirely a different film altogether.
Have you faced any conflicts with Kartik, Luv and others so far?
I won’t say it is a big happy family. Every family has differences. If I feel bad about something, it becomes ego for people. I believe that ego is much overused term. We had a share of ups and downs but eventually we would able to do four films together. When we are shooting, we keep all other emotions aside.
Why you are so selective in choosing film scripts?
I don’t do a film with which I myself won’t be happy. More than believing in the script, it should be fun shooting it. I should do a film for myself or for audiences, it is still a dilemma. Honestly, I don’t get many film offers too. I don’t think I am a star and I haven’t got a due as an actor. I might be a star of PKP 1 and 2 or SKTKS but Nushrat Bharucha as a brand isn’t there yet.
What could be the reason for this?
PKP 1 and 2 were stories of boys. It is very important that who belongs to the story. Then comes what role you are playing in that story. Though I was doing good parts in the films but there were three male protagonists. After that, one would talk about the director. I was called Punchnama girl but not Nushrat Bharucha. I would have got that if AkashVani would have worked but it bombed. Industry is unpredictable. It is the space where films with bigger stars also don’t work at times. The honest truth is that I am still to make my name.
What is your move ahead then?
I have to wait and watch that how SKTKS would do at the box office. I do have certain people whom I want to work with. The kind of people I want to work with won’t cast me on the basis of my hotness in the songs. Let SKTKS come out and then I have to self reach out to them.