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‘Sameer’ actress Anjali Patil opens up about her role in the film and more…

‘Sameer’ actress Anjali Patil opens up about her role in the film and more…

Anjali Patil

Anjali Patil, who has been a part of films like ‘Finding Fanny’, ‘Mirzya’ and many others, is ready with her next venture. She would be essaying the role of a journalist in her next film titled ‘Sameer’. Directed by award winning documentary maker Dakxin Chhara, the trailer of ‘Sameer’ is intriguing and had left everyone stunned. It is dark, it gripping and it is edgy. It stars Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Anjali Patil in the lead.

Speaking exclusively to us, the actress has spoken up about her role and how this industry functions.

Excerpts from the interview.

Tell us something about your role in ‘Sameer’? 

I play a role of a photo journalist in ‘Sameer’, named Alia Irade. She is kind of famous journalist in the circuit who has connections with all these people, these groups who intimate her most of the time before carrying out any attack. She is this kind of a celebrity journalist who always gets notification or a mail from these groups before any attack. Alia Irade has this own personal search of 55 kids who went missing after a bomb blast. Nobody knows about these kids, there is no record in the system and nobody cares about these kids.

Does it have any real life reference?

‘Sameer’ is a political thriller which means that there will be influences from politics, happening around us. You will see some references and images from real incidences, but the story is completely fictional. The premise is from the reality.

What preparations went behind this film? 

Nothing honestly! Answer for this question this varies from project to project. For Alia Irade, because she is a photo-journalist and I am a photographer, myself. So it was kind of nice to portray something connected to photography. My photography is also with real people, most of the time I am into real places and candid shots. I travel a lot and I go into the alleys and villages. I would find places that are not accessible to people to shoot. So that way my whole life was a preparation for this role.

How was it working with Zeeshan Ayyub? 

Zeeshan Ayyub is also my senior from National School of Drama, so we have this nice connection. It was a nice NSD family reunion. We all consider Alma mater as our mother and we have this tremendous love for this institute. Zeeshan is an incredibly talented actor and it was amazing to be with him and act with him.

You prefer doing offbeat films, is it a conscious decision? 

I don’t know. It’s not that I chose it consciously or may be very consciously. I would like to be a part of films that mean something more than only Entertainment. Having said that I don’t have problem with entertainment, we need that. Today is a space where we have space for everything. We have great Indie films coming up and then there are massy entertainers.

You were a part of a big film like ‘Mirzya’, but when the movie was promoted, it was more about Harshvardhan and Saiyami. Do you think not promoting supporting actors is something that stops them to come into limelight?

The way this industry has been functioning they have rules. Most of them go by these rules. Then some comes and breaks the rule like Nawazuddin or Kangana. So there are these people breaking these stereotypical ideas. I feel that it will always be about talent. After ‘Mirzya’, I got so many calls and messages on social media praising my performance more that the film. I don’t know whether I can say that (laughs) as I have shot a film with Rakeysh sir.

Recently, I and Rakeysh sir have done a film called ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ which will release next year. It is about a kid who wants to build a toilet for his mother. So for me it doesn’t matter. I shy away from public domain; I do my work and vanish in mountains or interiors. I do my job and publicity and fame and all the other parts are accessories, are additional.

What’s your role in ‘Nimmo’ directed by Aanand L Rai?

I am the ‘Nimmo’, I am the girl. It’s a love story of a little boy who falls in love with me.

What happened to ‘Kill The Rapist’?

I have no idea. I seriously don’t know what is happening with this film. It started as an interesting project, but now I am not sure what is happening with the film. It was strong, but now my idea has now changed. Maybe, it will not release.

Lastly, any director on the wishlist?

Dilip Shankar, Vishal Bharadwaj and Vikramaditya Motwani. But I am more than happy to work with new directors, with new vision. Because the freedom you get is of a different kind.

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Sonam has THIS to say on 'PadMan' clashing with 'Padmaavat'

Actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone started off their Bollywood journey in the same year. Sonam made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ whereas Deepika made her debut with Farah Khan’s  ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Both the movies clashed at the box office then. It’s been a decade that these actresses have mesmerized us with their performances, Sonam in ‘Raanjhana’, ‘Neerja’ whereas Deepika in ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘RamLeela’ respectively. After a decade, the actresses are all set to clash at the box office again with ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘PadMan’ clashing this Republic Day weekend. (Also Read: Deepika and Sonam all set to clash at the box office after a decade. Who will win this time?)

So, at a recent media interaction for her forthcoming film ‘PadMan’, when the actress was asked that again after 10 years, her film would be clashing with Deepika Padukone’s ‘Padmaavat’ here’s what Sonam had to say, “According to me, there has been no official statement from the Producer, the PR or Sanjay Leela Bhansali that the film is releasing on January 25, 2018. So till that official statement doesn’t come, I don’t think there is any point commenting on it.”

On the contrary, officials from Viacom 18 have confirmed that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ will be releasing on January 25, the same day when ‘PadMan’ releases. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Sonam smartly dodged the question related to her contemporary Deepika Padukone.

Well, we would like to wish both the actresses for their movies ‘PadMan’ and ‘Padmaavat’ respectively.

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After 'TZH', Salman and Katrina to team up for 'Bharat'? Here's what Ali Abbas Zafar has to say

After ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Ali Abbas Zafar will be collaborating with Salman Khan for the third time for a movie titled ‘Bharat’. The film will be produced by Salman’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri, and is slated to hit the screens on Eid 2019.

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Till now, only Salman has been finalised in the cast, but there were reports that Katrina Kaif would be roped in for ‘Bharat’. When we met Ali Abbas Zafar for the interview, we asked him about Katrina being approached for the movie, he quipped, “Katrina is my friend, she wants to be a part of everything that I do. I have to tell her ‘nai isme nai please’.”

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Well, after the success of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, we are sure that fans of Salman and Katrina would be very keen to see them on the big screen again. And if Katrina does the film then it will also be her third collaboration with Ali. (Also Read: NOT Tiger Zinda Hai but THIS was the initial title of Salman-Katrina starrer)

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