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

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

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.

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

Freddy Daruwala started off his Bollywood journey with ‘Holiday’, wherein he essayed the role of a villain. Later, the actor went on to do supporting roles in films like ‘Force 2′ and ‘Commando 2’.  And now, the fitness enthusiast is all set to leave a mark with his stint in ‘Race3’.

In an interview to the press, the model-turned-actor mentioned that he is much keen on doing action-packed films. Freddy will be seen playing the chief antagonist and will perform some kick-ass action scenes in ‘Race 3’. Having worked extensively in action movies, the actor says he has never worked with expensive cars and with so many gun machines. Super-hit franchise like ‘Race 3’ has made him explore the action floor like never before.

Further, the actor revealed that even though he prefers action as a genre more, he is open to take up any genre which comes his way. Freddy also mentioned that he wishes to explore the other facets of his acting style. Apart from Bollywood movies, Freddy is working on Telugu films along with the upcoming Digital Content. (Also Read:‘Race 3′: You just can’t miss Jacqueline’s killer moves in ‘Hiriye’ song teaser)

No doubt that Freddy is such a sought-after actor in the genre that he puts much efforts to feel the character and present it differently every other time. Speaking more about ‘Race 3’, Freddy mentioned that this action-thriller has opened many doors for him in the industry now. The actor also added that he has received a lot of appreciation for his work in ‘Race 3’.

While it’s good to be enthusiastic about work, the actor said that he has worked hard on the physicality for his character in the film. He feels that nowadays the choice of content in the film is changing rapidly. Freddy said that now girls to fall for a villain in the film making it more challenging for an actor to meet the expectations of the audience.

Concluding the interview, Freddy mentioned that working as a newcomer in the super-hit franchise was challenging. But he prepared for it genuinely and received the support from the cast. Directed by Remo D’Souza, ‘Race 3’ is all set to release on June 15, 2018.


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'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

The Queen of many hearts Jacqueline Fernandez is currently riding high in her career. We all have witnessed Jacky’s stellar performances in her previous films. And now with the same motto, Jacqueline is gearing up for her upcoming film ‘Race 3’ opposite Salman Khan.

As the release of the film is around the corner, the entire star cast is busy promoting it. In a recent interaction with the media, Jacqueline Fernandez mentioned that the sequel of ‘Race’ has proved to be lucky for her. The actress went on to say that she is more confident with the ‘Race 3’ and can’t wait anymore for it to be out.

From the time of ‘Kick’,  Jacqueline has been a part of many action films. But with, ‘Race 3’, the actress got a chance to explore more. Jacqueline said, “Now the demand for the character in a film has become more competitive. The audience love girls doing action scenes in the movie while sporting all- grey shaded outfits to pointing the gun fiercely at the aim.” (Also Read: Anil Kapoor, Remo D’Souza, Saqib Saleem promote ‘Race 3’ on the sets of ‘DID Li’l Masters’)

Jacqueline believes that even if the film is a part of a super-hit franchise, ‘Race’, this installment is totally different films in terms of the story the characters and much more.

Further, the actress mentioned that it was difficult to manage the hectic shoot schedule but since everyone from the team was taking equal efforts, she too managed the same by doing double shifts. The Sri-Lankan beauty talked about how the pole dance sequence was challenging and she went under immense muscle pain during the practice sessions. Lastly, Jacqueline said that Salman and Remo were always on-toes to make sure each scene was perfect.

‘Race 3’ is all set to hit the silver screen this Eid (June 15).


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