Nushrat: On the ride of her life

BHARUCHA TALKS ABOUT HER GLOBAL HIT FILM, EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS AND WHAT CINEMA MEANS TO HER ONE of the biggest global Bollywood hits of the year has been Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, which has out performed much higher-profile releases and clocked up huge numbers at the box office. The success of the colourful comedy was another big win for one of Indian cinema’s best kept secrets, Nushrat Bharucha. The Bollywood bombshell de­livered a knockout performance in the smash hit film and not surprisingly, all eyes have been on her since its release. She is looking forward to challenging herself further in more unique films and show off her impressive range as a performer. I caught up with Nushrat to talk about the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety success, future plans, cinema and more. What first connected you to acting? I think it’s the fact that stories affected me a lot from an early age. I would watch films and completely get lost in their worlds. Then I would come back home, imagine myself in those situations and act out the scene with a vase, curtain or a blank wall as my co-actor. At that time it was all for fun, but I guess I fell in love with the craft the more I indulged in it. You said you have never been to act­ing school, but how have you managed to become so good? (Smiles) One can say I learned it on the job. I didn’t have the resources to put myself through a proper course, so I went to every audition I could, whether it was for television shows, adver­tisements or films, and acted out anything given to me. I took directions from all different sorts of peo­ple and by doing so, I kind of understood how to mould…

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