Jim Sarbh on why he’s grateful to work with SLB in ‘Padmaavat’

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Jim Sarbh, who has been attracting positive reviews for his portrayal as a slave-general of Alauddin Khilji in ‘Padmaavat,’ says working with a nuanced director like Sanjay Leela Bhansali who pays attention to detail, gave him an opportunity to try and be as good as the grand and beautiful frames in the film.
A theatre actor and a director himself, Sarbh, who has worked in films like ‘Neerja’ (2016) and ‘A Death in the Gunj’ (2016), says it’s always an empowering experience to work with directors who are passionate about work, reports the Hindustan Times.
 
Sarbh said, “In Padmaavat, you are pushed to be as good as the frame, to have a presence that lives up to the grand, operatic, intricate, beautiful frame that you inhabit. I love trying to rise to that. I heard that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has an eye for detail, and it shows in his work, but seeing it first hand is a powerful experience.”
“I feel so grateful to have worked with someone who so deeply cares about his film, about every single element in his frame. For me, that is the most important thing, everything else falls by the wayside. If I see that everything the director does is motivated by trying to achieve the best, I can accept anything. I can try to do anything you want. I am immediately, passionately, on your team,” he added.
Not happy about being questioned about his character in ‘Padmaavat,’ Sarbh asked: “Why would you want my perspective on something not out yet.”
The star believes work should speak for itself. He concluded by saying, “Why watch a film with my thoughts on what I was trying to achieve already in your head, as opposed to going to the film, watching it, receiving my performance with fresh eyes, and then questioning me afterwards?”
‘Padmaavat’ finally releases on 25th January.
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