When it comes to taking up a role, a good actor never leaves can any stone unturned to make it relatable. Same is the case with actress Nushrat Bharucha, who recently visited various colleges in Allahabad to meet the students and understand the environment they are, as a part of her prep for next film Hurdang. Nushrat believes it was imperative for her to get into the depth of her character by comprehending the life of the students on a day to day basis in these colleges and get an overview of how they surpass any hurdles in the education system.
A source close to the film spoke about it saying, “Hurdang is based on the Mandal commission and is a gritty plot about students asking for their rights and taking to streets as a beautiful love story is blossoming in the middle of it.” On the other hand, Nushrat Bharucha, who plays the leading lady also spoke about her prep for the film, as she said, “We went to Prayagraj three or four days before the movie started and I started talking to the students to see how they are and how they behave. The boys gave me a name there. They called me ‘mukammal gazal’ which was quite interesting. There was a shayari session where people sat around me and I was having a blast because it is my favourite kind of thing to listen and read poetry. They were very lovable and sweet. It was honestly like going back to college and it was great being with people in college.”
The Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actress also spoke about her character Jhullan and said, “I have always wanted to do something which I have not done before. I have broken a lot of moulds that were expected of me as a person while growing up. I have lived life and broken barriers on the basis of perspectives that I stand by. As for my character of Jhullan, she is an extension of Nushrat. I relate to her character as she is an absolute rebel who knows that you need to get what you want but sometimes you have to play along. Nushrat and Jhullan are parallels of each other – Extremely straight forward with words and feelings. All I had to do, was be my natural self while playing Jhullan and bring out the person that I have been all these years in a setting that dates back to the 90s.”
Nushrat has been busy juggling with multiple projects these days. She will soon be seen in Dream Girl opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Turram Khan with Rajkummar Rao.
Directed by Nikhil Nagesh, Hurdang is love story set in the 1990s and also stars Sunny Kaushal and Vijay Varma.