Bollywood actress Nushrratt Bharuccha has got herself the Best Actress nomination at the Asian Contents Awards for the Busan Film Festival. Nushrratt is the only actress from India to feature in this category. Nushrratt, who starred in the short film titled Khilauna directed by Raj Mehta as part of the Netflix’s anthology Ajeeb Daastaans, is currently shooting for her upcoming film Janhit Mei Jaari in a remote village in North India. Nushrratt got the news from her manager and team and was ecstatic about the nomination.
Talking about it exclusively to India Today, Nushratt said, “I had a very strenuous day today shooting in this remote place under the scorching sun with thousands of people bombarding our set. I was the only person in this crazy heat and humidity shooting non-stop on set and smiling and dancing after hearing the news. It definitely feels happy to see your name up there with so many International names from different parts of the world.”
Ecstatic to be nominated by @busanfilmfest 2021 for its 3rd Asia Contents Awards. Feel honored to see my name alongside other talented actors from different countries. Ajeeb Daastaans journey is still getting sweeter by the day 💕 https://t.co/FOrqZw2onH
— Nushrratt Bharuccha (@Nushrratt) September 29, 2021
Speaking about why she chose to do the project Nushrratt added, “I read the script and really liked it. I loved the story. For me, it has always been the script. I met Raj (Mehta) and while talking about the short film we both were literally completing each other’s sentences. We were on the same page. We both had the same vision, to be honest and truthful to the subject and narrative.”
When asked if she has a sounding board or a go-to person in the industry to get opinions on choosing the right films, she replied, “No, I have always been very instinctive in my choices. I chose the films with my own intuition. If I am not convinced then no one else can talk me into doing a film. In the past there have been films where people were like this is a ’no brainer’ why aren’t you doing it? I operate out of gut and emotion. I do it for the passion I have it.”
Nushrratt spoke about the most challenging part of playing a maid and going all de-glam. “Well, more than me my director was worried. He was like ‘you have to forget the Chhote Chhote Peg and Dil Chori girl and become this person’. I even joked with him and asked if he wanted me to sweep the floor in Dharma and show him (laughs). I think trust is very important, and it works both ways. I think for me, I become the person I play and the director is always welcome to intervene and help me become closer to the vision we have. The reason why a lot of people reacted to my character in Ajeeb Daastaans is because it was a cohesive effort.”
Source: India Today