Amaya is a ‘typical’ Delhi girl. She’s aggressive, and knows how to chase her dreams. Through her journey, she realises that her mother, a widow, is an individual who has her own life.
Working with Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval?
They are iconic actors and quite effortless in their performances. It was a treat.
Farooq plays your mentor in the film?
Yes, Amaya has a friendly rapport with Jayant, a retired photographer. They co-author a book. But Amaya also discovers a complicated relationship between her mother and Jayant.
Most memorable moment while shooting?
I had to yell at Deepti and Farooq in a scene and needed to strike a balance between being angry and hurt. That was real tough. I apologised profusely to them later.
You are also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and passionate about theatre?
I’m a student of Guru Leela Samson and was associated with the Indian Peoples’ Theatre Association of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Did your performing arts training help?
Of course. Every medium has its own demands and needs care, attention and dedication. There’s just so much to learn out there.
Your first break: Madholal Keep Walking....
I had done a music video with Roop Kumar Rathod in 2008 and some TV ads, but Madholal was my first break. Then, Tanu Weds Manu.
You are a die-hard Shahrukh Khan fan?
Oh yes. Teenage crush aside, Shahrukh is a complete performer and knows how to spin magic. I also admire Madhuri, Rani and Vidya.
Who would you like to work with?
Aditya Chopra and Vishal Bharadwaj. They are on two opposite sides of the spectrum, but both have very enviable bodies of work.
I want to focus on films. There are four films due for release—Aurangzeb, Raanjhanaa, Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai and Sab Ki Bajegi Band.
We at Outlookindia.com welcome feedback and your comments, including scathing criticism
1. Scathing, passionate, even angry critiques are welcome, but please do not indulge in abuse and invective. Our Primary concern is to keep the debate civil. We urge our users to try and express their disagreements without being disagreeable. Personal attacks are not welcome. No ad hominem please.
2. Please do not post the same message again and again in the same or different threads
3. Please keep your responses confined to the subject matter of the article you are responding to. Please note that our comments section is not a general free-for-all but for feedback to articles/blogs posted on the site
4. Our endeavour is to keep these forums unmoderated and unexpurgated. But if any of the above three conditions are violated, we reserve the right to delete any comment that we deem objectionable and also to withdraw posting privileges from the abuser. Please also note that hate-speech is punishable by law and in extreme circumstances, we may be forced to take legal action by tracing the IP addresses of the poster.
5. If someone is being abusive or personal, or generally being a troll or a flame-baiter, please do not descend to their level. The best response to such posters is to ignore them and send us a message at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT
6. Please do not copy and paste copyrighted material. If you do think that an article elsewhere has relevance to the point you wish to make, please only quote what is considered fair-use and provide a link to the article under question.
7. There is no particular outlookindia.com line on any subject. The views expressed in our opinion section are those of the author concerned and not that of all of outlookindia.com or all its authors.
8. Please also note that you are solely responsible for the comments posted by you on the site. The comments could be deleted or edited entirely at our discretion if we find them objectionable. However, the mere fact of their existence on our site does not mean that we necessarily approve of their contents. In short, the onus of responsibility for the comments remains solely with the authors thereof. Outlookindia.com or any of its group publications, may, however, retains the right to publish any of these comments, with or without editing, in any medium whatsoever. It is therefore in your own interest to be careful before posting.
9.Outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for how any search engine -- such as Google, Bing etc -- caches or displays these comments. Please note that you are solely responsible for posting these comments and it is a privilege being granted to our registered users which can be withdrawn in case of abuse. To reiterate:
a. Comments once posted can only be deleted at the discretion of outlookindia.com
b. The comments reflect the views of the authors and not of outlookindia.com
c. outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for the way search engines cache or display these comments
d. Please therefore take due caution before you post any comments as your words could potentially be used against you
10. We have an online thread for our comments policy:
You are welcome to post your suggestions here or in case you have a specific issue, to directly email us at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT