I took time out to interact with my co-stars and the crew members in between shots. The second day was interesting, as we shot for the Thappad khaoge scene, which is a crucial part in the film.
The entire shooting process went smoothly, so we didn’t face any problem. But as an actor, trying to understand my character was an exhaustive experience. She is completely different from me, so the moment we were on the sets, I had to unlearn Vaani and become Tara. There were days when I not sure about my portrayal of Tara. It was important for me to be convinced about what Tara is doing, but the process wasn’t easy.
The most important thing was to make sure that I do complete justice to my character and perform with the same amount of consistency in all the scenes. I won’t deny the fact that I was nervous, but the entire shooting experience was totally worth it. Coming from a non-filmy background, I have learned and improvised at every step. In between shots, I would observe Sushant (Singh Rajput) and learn how he would enact different scenes. All these tiny little observations on the sets helped my performance in a big way.
I don’t look up to anyone in particular. I just try to learn from actors who are successful in their career, be it Meryl Streep, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor or Anushka Sharma.
Presently, I don’t have any projects in hand, but I am looking forward to the response that my character gets in the film.
By Priya Adivarekar