‘Gadar’ fame director Anil Sharma is launching new comers Ishita Chauhan with his upcoming film ‘Genius’ alongside his son Utkarsh Sharma. Ishita is basically from Pune and before her grand Bollywood debut, as a child artist she has appeared in few films and ad films. In a candid interview with Yogesh Mishra, she shared about her favourite actress, working experience with director Anil Sharma, co-actor Utkarsh Sharma and more…
Tell us something about yourself?
I am basically from Pune. As a child artist I have done many ad films and two bollywood movies- 'Apka Shuroor' and 'Hijack'. I have done a South Indian film too in 2014.
Have you done any acting course before coming into films?
No. I have not done any acting course. But I have done a workshop of director Anil Sharma. I have learned a lot from him.
How did you come in touch with director Anil Sharma?
Actually my manager knew Anil sir. So he spoke to Anil sir for his upcoming film 'Genius'. This is how it all started and finally I met him for the auditions and workshops. He took much of time in casting me for 'Genius'.
How was your working experience with Anil Sharma?
He always treated me as an actor. Even he treated his son Utkarsh also like an actor only. He never treated him like a son. After shooting it was like a family environment. He treated me like a daughter.
What character are you playing in ‘Genius’?
My character name is Nandini in the film. In the first half we (Myself & Utkarsh) are shown in college life then there is a gap of sometime. The we are in a mature stage.
How much is the proportion of love and romance in the film?
Actually the film is a love story but let people see the film to know it.
What is the genre of the film?
This is basically an action-romance. Actually you can get everything in this film. There are action, romance, thriller and suspense in this film. There is almost everything in this film.
How was your working experience with your co-actor Utkarsh Sharma?
I have a wonderful working experience with him. He is very cooperative. He helped me a lot in many things including understanding my character etc. Even he used to share some tips as well. After the shoot we used to talk about how can we do better. It was all fund working with him.
What kind of character would you like to play in future?
I dont want to limit myself. I would like to explore myself in all kind of roles.
What are your expectations from this film?
So far response is too good. People are liking our 'fitoor' song. Even our trailer's response is also very good. I hope people will like this movie because there are so many things in this film to entertain you. We have great actors like Nawazuddin, Mithun ji, Ayesha Zulka ji and most importantly Anil Sharma like director is there so people will definitly like it.
This is your Bollywood debut film with Anil Sharma like director. How much does it matter for you?
My Bollywood debut with Anil Sharma is like a dream come true. Also I have learned alot from him.
Who is your favourite bollywood actress?
I like Deepika Padukone. She is my favourite.
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