“I conned them. It was years of conning."
Nushrat Bharucha has revealed that she has conned her parents for years.
The actress explained that soon after she began her acting career, her family wanted to get her married.
She said that in her community, everyone gets married at a young age. However, she is yet to tie the knot.
Nushrat said that she simultaneously met potential matches, so her family could not complain about her being single.
In an interview, Nushrat said: “I conned them. It was years of conning.
“It was tough because I come from a Bohri Muslim family and in Bohri Muslim families, girls are married off at a very young age.
“I don’t understand why but it’s just a cultural thing.
“Even boys get married really early. So, after I did 1-2 films, I had the pressure that now get married.
“So, I conned my parents saying that only one more film I’ll finish and then I’ll get married.
“And this kept going on.
“But while I was doing that, I was meeting the boys for rishtas also, so that there was no conflict in the house where I could tell them that I’m going to see the boy na, if I like the boy, I’ll get married but it just never happened.”
Nushrat Bharucha is known for starring in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Her next film is the horror title Chhorii, which will release on Amazon Prime Video on November 26, 2021.
Directed by Vishal Furia, the film sees Nushrat play a pregnant woman who seeks shelter in a house located in a sugarcane field with her husband.
However, the field is haunted and she must protect her unborn baby from the spirits that are out to get the child.
Nushrat revealed that 25 days before shooting, she wore a pregnancy bodysuit at all times in order to fully immerse herself in the role.
She said: “As I’m not actually going to become pregnant for now in reality, I had them make that bodysuit for me to feel what a woman bearing child actually goes through.
“I was wearing it 20-25 days before the film’s shoot started, and literally did all of my chores including eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom, roaming around and everything else to understand the restrictions that it comes with.”
She added: “Since we’ve moved to the very realistic cinema, we don’t need to spoonfeed things to the audience.
“It needs to be so subtle and subliminal that the audience at a subconscious level is convinced to assume you’re pregnant without you actually telling them through conventional actions.”