Sara Ali Khan debuted in 2018 with Abhishek Kapoor's romantic film ‘Kedarnath’. She then went on to star in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’, Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’ and David Dhawan’s ‘Coolie No 1’. Her last outing was Aanand L. Rai's drama ‘Atrangi Re’, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.
Now moving forward, the actress is all set to feature in ‘Gaslight’, a psychological thriller which sees her essaying a specially abled character. The film, directed by Pavan Kirpalani, also stars Chitrangda Singh, Vikrant Massey, Akshay Oberoi and Rahul Dev.
In an exclusive chat with Outlook India, Sara opened up about her character and how it was to shoot with her co-stars in a start-to-end shoot. Excerpts from the interview:
The trailer of ‘Gaslight’ is interesting. The film is a suspense thriller, and you play a specially-abled character. How did you prepare for the part?
I think it was very exciting and each role comes with its own set of challenges. I think it was technically quite a different challenge as you have to learn how to maneuver and learn how to express yourself as an actor without using the lower body. There were both challenges that one had to work with and I hope it is received with love from the audience.
You have worked with Chitrangda Singh and Vikrant Massey in the film. How was the camaraderie on sets?
It was amazing. They are just experienced actors but yet so humble and giving co-actors. It was amazing to learn with them, under them. It was just great.
The film was shot in just 36 days at a location in Gujarat. Any anecdotes from the shoot?
It was actually an interesting experience. The energy of a start to finish shoot is something else. The unit goes to sets together, wraps up and comes back. It’s a great group effort. I haven’t been going home to the hotel, I was just staying at the location mostly. It was a lovely palace with a guest house. It was slightly isolated and borderline scary, and I had a blast.
Produced by Ramesh Taurani, Tips Films Ltd and Akshai Puri, 12th Street Entertainment, 'Gaslight' will drop on Disney+ Hotstar on March 31, 2023.