Actress Anushka Sharma is all set to shock the classes and masses with her hard-hitting and brutal film 'NH 10' which releases tomorrow. After playing her cheerful self, Sharma stunned all with her gritty role. Ahead of the film's release, the leggy lass chats with us about turning producer, 'NH 10' facing Censor Board issues, her upcoming film 'Bombay Velvet', Salman Khan's Sultan and much more. Excerpts from the interview:
The promo of 'NH 10' is pretty hard hitting, what is the one thing which made you take the decision to produce it?
I feel the kind of incidents we have shown in 'NH 10' can happen with anyone in real life and this is the thing I loved the most. The Naxalites don't see the gender before attacking and another thing what I love about the script is that is shows the outburst and personal struggle of a human being. We have very real and true for the subject.
What sort of preparations you had to do for your role in the film?
I knew that this role will be physically very challenging for me and hence, I started training hard to build my stamina. I did workshops to build the character and the chemistry. The film is lead by the characters, so we had to do the acting workshops to build the characters. The film was physically as well as emotionally taxing on me.
Do you think the 'A' certificate will affect the commercial aspect of the film?
When we made the film, we knew that the film will get an 'A' certificate and we are trying to say something through the story. Every film is not for everyone and that's why there are many films. It was important for us to say the story the way it is.
Do you think this is your most challenging role till date?
As an actor I always try to pick up roles which are different from what I have done in the past and what challenges my acting skills. What attracted me the most with this film was the script of the film and as an actor, it gives me a huge kick to do a film like this as I get to show people different side of me as an actor. I am very selective about the kind of film I do and that's why I have done very few films so far. If you see all my films be it 'PK' or 'NH 10' or 'Bombay Velvet', I look different in all my films and I have different roles in all of them. I don't want to stick to do one particular thing. I would give huge credit of my success to 'PK' and 'Bombay Velvet' as these are the films which gave me strength to back a film like 'NH 10'.
What is the runtime of the film? How many songs are parts of the film?
We just have one promotional song which is Chill Gaye Naina other than that all the songs are a part of the background score and there is no lip syncing. The runtime of the film is 1 hour 45 minutes.
When will the trailer of 'Bombay Velvet' and 'Dil Dhadakne Do' be out?
'Bombay Velvet' trailer should be out in third week of March. I will have to check with Anurag Kashyap on that. 'Dil Dhadakne Do' still has a lot of time.
Do you think the new censor board regulations will affect 'Bombay Velvet'?
'Bombay Velvet' is based in the period when Mumbai was called Bombay so I think that should be alright.
Any genre you would like to try after NH 10?
I would love to do a biopic. I don't know whose biopic, but I would like to do a biopic because that will be interesting. It is fun to understand the life of a different person.
Are you a part of Salman Khan's Sultan?
Nope, I have not been approached by Yash Raj for Sultan.