I came in industry with clear vision, not for fame or money: Nushrat Bharucha

2/17/2018

New Delhi, Best known for her work in 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' series, Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha says she came in the industry with a clear vision of what to do as an actor and is not after 'fame, money or the accessories that come with it'. Talking to UNI on why she ends up working with the same cast, Nushrat, who was in the national capital to promote her coming movie, 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' along with co-stars Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Singh, said, 'I don't choose to do films just with the same team. I don't have anybody else giving me better work. I came here with a very clear vision with what to do as an actor. I didn't come here to be a star, fame or the money or the accessories that come with it.' 'I really don't care if people don't click a picture with me on a red carpet. I came with a vision in the industry and I am doing it. I am going in front of the camera and acting, something that really gives me joy. As long as I am doing that, I will be happy. But when there come movies that you are not enjoying, then regardless of the fact whether it is a big project or small, I will not do it,' she points out. The actress says she is not someone who does 'song, dance or two-three scenes and be very happy in life'. 'That is not my zone. So the only reason I am working with this team is as they understand my vision. Even though they have given me roles that are not typical heroine roles like they are a little grey, but I think I need to set something apart for myself. If I keep doing those same heroine roles then I will be lost in the crowd,' she adds. 'So I got a good streak to do something negative, grey, caricaturish -- and at the same time -- something so novel that people are wanting more of it. So I like that identity a lot. Today people know that I am the 'Punchnama girl'. There is no other girl with this tag. So I feel that the association works for me well and it gives me an edge over other people,' the 'Akaash Vani' actor fame says. Whether she has fears of being stereotyped as the 'Punchnama girl', Nushrat is clear: 'It's an another challenge then. And it's good that I have challenges. If I do get stereotyped then I will look out for roles that will break it. Then I will be happy that I am doing something different from my previous roles. But after this film people will see me in a different light.' Her father Tanvir Bharucha is a renowned theatre actor. When asked whether she has any apprehensions about theatre, the 32-year-old actor admits, 'Yes I do have. I think it's a very difficult medium for me to do. Because the live performance is something very different. When I see plays, I get really scared. I can't overcome that fear that I have to play that character in 360 degrees.' 'In films there are retakes. But I think I am spoiled of taking retakes in the movies. But in theatre you get only one chance where you have to perform and that is very scary for me,' she states. On being asked if she gets affected by the box office numbers, Nushrat says, 'Personally, I don't get affected. But it's a trick question. Because tomorrow when I will go to meet a producer or director he will cast me in a big budget films depending on what my previous film's success was.' 'My definition of it doesn't really matters. Audience is there to define for me. Hence, it becomes a game of numbers, whether I believe it or not. Eventually I am not defined as the actor I am, or my any other talent, they define it as how much business the movie has earned,' she notes. Talking about her equation with Kartik and director Luv Ranjan, Nushrat elaborates: 'It's a love/hate relationship. Over time we have become more calmer, patient with each other, and more understanding towards each other. As a team we have not only grown in our content, we have grown as individuals together. So I love the journey.' Asked her view on killings committed in the name of love, Nushrat states, 'I feel violence of any sort defies our definition of who we are as human beings. We are not animals that we kill each other. We are civilised species who have better, bigger things to do. I don't condone it and I am against all sort of violence.' The actress said the directors on her wishlist whom she wants to work with in the future are Imtiaz Ali, Abhishek Chaubey and Vishal Bhardwaj. About any roles she want to portray on screen, Nushrat says, 'I want to do 'Highway', if ever there is a remake of it or Alia's character in 'Udta Punjab'. I would also love to do what Kangana is doing in her life -- like her character in 'Queen' or 'Tanu weds Manu'. 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' is an upcoming Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Luv Ranjan. This is the fourth collaboration between Luv Ranjan and the lead actors Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha after having worked together in 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', 'Akaash Vani' and 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' previously. The story revolves around Titu (Sunny Singh) who is getting married to a girl named Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha) who comes across as a perfect woman, but Titu's friend Sonu (Kartik Aaryan) finds her too good to be true. While Titu and his family are impressed with everything that Sweety does, Sonu, on the other hand, finds her behaviour suspicious and develops doubts over her true intentions. This leads to conflict between Sonu and Sweety with both trying to outdo each other in order to achieve their goal.