'Rocket Boys 2' Actor Saba Azad, who is currently dating Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, is receivng all the love for playing the role of Parwana Irani in the show.
In a chat with indianexpress.com, Saba shared how the director Abhay Pannu had already done a lot of resreceivingearch. “Every detail, from the art, costume, language… I had everything on paper. However, I did sit with him to work on Parwana since she is a Parsi girl, who has studied abroad and holds herself differently. I think we built a Pinterest board on her where we kept adding stuff and after a lot of rehearsals, I was finally her.”
The actor also confessed that she felt at home while shooting for Rocket Boys 2. She added that this was probably the reason she fit into Pipsy (Parwana’s nickname in the show). Recalling fans’ feedback on the show, the actor said, “Whoever met me afterward, they felt bad for her. All of them felt Pipsy and Homi should have been together. Since they could feel so strongly about her, I was relieved that I did my work well. It was a bittersweet ending to the love story, and I am so humbled that people invested in them so much.”
Talking about her, Saba said that Parwana knew exactly what she wanted. “She was not a woman who would sit waiting for a man. She knows that this person will not give me what I want, so I will move on. It’s wonderful to see that kind of strength of character. That for me was lovely as she wasn’t a bechari, especially in that era. It was so empowering and I’d give full points to the writers for shaping her this well.”
Saba Azad was also asked about her take on incomplete love story, something that has been shown in the show as well. Calling it beautiful, Saba said that love comes in all shapes and sizes. “Also, just because it didn’t last doesn’t make it unsuccessful. So love that lasts can be horrible. It’s better to have a memorable relationship that leaves a smile on your face,” she shared.
Parwana, who is based on the character of Phiroza Wadia, was a constant companion for Dr Bhabha. Their relationship, back in time, was questioned as it challenged the institution of marriage. Given the actor hasn’t experienced marriage, she said that she doesn’t have any opinions on the institution. However, Saba elaborated, “I mean there are many kinds of relationships. It can also be friendship, platonic, unrequited romance. There are also no fixed rules in love.
"There is no one way of living or one way of experiencing love. I think the sooner we understand this, the easier life becomes. There is no single prescribed way of love. If it was, it can become suffocating. Understanding that your partner and their love are different can bring a sense of liberation. There should also be no societal pressures as then that becomes a problem, like a looming sword. It should always be to each their own," reports Indian Express.