"It was a very liberating experience"
Nushrat Bharucha had an impressive feat in Ajeeb Daastaans playing the role of Meenal, a housemaid.
She has done complete justice playing the character in the Netflix anthology film, which comprises of four short film segments.
Nushrat Bharucha shared her experience of being cast for this unusual role. She said:
“Working on Ajeeb Daastaans was challenging, rewarding and liberating at the same time.
“I’m so happy that Raj [casting director] decided to cast me in the role.”
Bharucha was thankful for not being typecasted this time, instead given an unusual role, different from her previous characters in the industry.
Talking about variety in the acting, Bharucha added:
“I feel like as much as it is a director’s and a writer’s job to get new content to the audience, it is equally an actor’s job and responsibility to bring that much more to the table.
“You should trust your actor with the character and the performances.”
The actress shared her experience of working in a different role. She said:
“It was a very liberating experience, being on that set, and knowing that this is my strength and I can do it well.
“I have been an actor at heart, since forever but I couldn’t put it out there as such as much as I wanted to.
“But I love everything else I have done as well. I am very thankful for whatever I have done in the past, and wouldn’t want to change that.
“I am very happy with my journey.”
Nushrat Bharucha on Typecasting
Nushrratt Bharuccha criticises the casting culture of the film industry for typecasting actors. She elaborated:
“When someone asks me that what is the one thing you wish to change in the industry, I have always said that I wish people looked at casting differently, I mean why would you not cast.
“Haven’t we really come to a time and age where you should question yourselves of why should we cast a girl that is already seen in a specific character.
“We should think out of the box, and give a chance to the actors you didn’t think would do it, and see for yourselves.
“I feel we just don’t trust actors that much, the way we should.”
“I was very happy that they cast me for it. I am thankful to the casting director Raj, who entrusted me with the character.
“I honestly felt very responsible to do it well, because they have gone out of their way to cast me for this.”
Nushrat Bharucha nailed the role with her exceptional performance.
Nushrat Bharucha had previously been known for playing roles of a nagging girlfriend in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and later in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
She is happy to be cast for a different type of role. Previously, she played a teacher in Chhalaang.
Nushrat Bharucha is currently working on a number of projects including Chhorii, Hurdang and Ram Setu.