What attracted you to your role in M Cream?
I play Jayshree Bose, a Bengali girl from Delhi who is a very strong, simple person and believes that she can make a difference in the world and therefore help people. She is innocent but has got this quietness about her which is very endearing and that’s what attracted me to her character. It’s very different from the image of Ira Dubey which everyone has.
You had a very glamorous role in Aisha … which role is more like you?
I am a kind of an actor who believes I have to be each character that I play. You have to find ways to relate, love, understand and get to know them, to make it truthful and honest. I love Pinky of Aisha – flamboyant, bitchy, outspoken. Jay (Jayshree) reminds of a younger version of myself. I love this character because Jay is the polar opposite to what I played in Aisha.
Were you uncomfortable while doing the intimate scenes?
I was very comfortable because Imaad and I are very good friends. The scene was shot in a forest – and as beautiful as it looks, it was a little uncomfortable. But finally it turned out to be very nice, casual and funny too. We were relaxed, prepared and knew what the director wanted from the scene.
You are doing Gauri Shinde’s film with Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan. Spill some beans on that.
It’s a wonderful project with a great cast – Alia Bhatt, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar and lots of newcomers. And Shah Rukh Khan of course… though I don’t have any scenes with him sadly. I was very depressed with that (laughs).