After the super success of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ earlier this year, Anushka Sharma is on a high and is geared up for her next release ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ also starring Imran Khan and Pankaj Kapur. BizAsia caught up with the bubbly actress about her role in the new year’s first major release.
Tell us about your character in the film…
I play a strong headed, outspoken girl in the film. My character Bijlee is a rich, spoilt brat and is allowed to run wild in her village, which is practically owned by her millionaire father – Harry Mandola played by Pankaj Kapur. She is educated in the world۪s best college and has traveled the world.
How do you think the film has turned out?
I think our film is very entertaining as it is like a dark comedy. I think it is Vishal sir۪s most commercial project if I can say so. And also, the movie۪s cast is exciting there is Imran Khan, Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi. He is one director who is known to bring out the best from actors.
How was it working with Vishal Bhardwaj?
Vishal brings out the best in his actors. I really enjoyed working with him (Vishal). He is known for giving his heroines fully rounded characters with enough grey shades to make them real and interesting. But I can easily say the character of Bijlee is easily amongst his most complex heroines.
Tell us about the title track of MKBKM?
The song has been choreographed by Dinesh, who is from the South and is a National Award winner…I was just so excited to work with him.
How was it working with Imran Khan?
This is the first time that Imran and I are working together in a film. This is a fresh pairing. I never thought we would have such a different look in the film. I think Imran looks hot in this film!
How did you play the role correctly?
We used to conduct readings with Sir’s (Vishal Bharadwaj) assistance. He has a way of getting the actors under the skin of their character so the scenes turn out convincing.
Sharma will be seen in ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, which releases at cinemas worldwide on Friday 11th January.