Wow, you are getting a great response for your character & your performance has received rave reviews overall. How are you feeling at the moment? Why did you choose to do it?
I am elated! It was a brave and risky move and it feels so rewarding when people receive it well for the intention with which it was done. I have been getting so many calls and messages post the release. I feel blessed that the makers’ conviction in me has paid off so well. I got a chance to play a powerful role, say ‘Main villain hoon, villain!’ to challenge the friend, when he poses to be a threat, and took the war head on. I love how she out smarts the friend every time and foils all his plans of causing the marriage to end, I have utterly enjoyed playing this ‘grey shade’, like in the climax of the film, the girl could have been totally right, but the film was not about whether she was right or wrong…it was eventually about who does one choose? And Titu chose friendship over love!
How much of Sweety is Nushrat in real life?
Well, I will fight the world for something that I want so passionately or something I believe in, so I guess in that aspect I sort of have her zest to tell anyone and everyone, bring it on! But I don’t have the mind to scheme my way through it.
You’ve moulded yourself brilliantly in the rom-com genre. Do you feel like you have restricted yourself to this genre?
I feel like having a strong identity is better than having no identity at all. I have worked so hard to create this, why would I give this up and let someone else have a piece of this pie? As an actor, I would love to do all sorts of roles, but I am glad that this genre has such a distinctive place for me.
With Bollywood’s obsession with biopics, is there a story you want to be a part of?
I would like to do a biopic on Madhubalaji. I think she had a very adventurous and tragic life. She achieved great heights, in the short span of her life. I love her mix of simplicity and adaa. I would thoroughly enjoy trying to bring that to the big screen.