Aahana Kumra: Bawri Chhori is a quirky slice-of-life film


After having a busy 2020 with the discharge of three net sequence (Marzi, Betaal, Sandwiched Forever) and a film (Khuda Haafiz), Aahana Kumra is all set to start 2021 with a bang. Her first film for the yr, Bawri Chhori, will begin streaming on Eros Now on January 11.

In the Akhilesh Jaiswal film, Kumra essays the function of a vengeful spouse in search of her husband, to not carry him again however to beat him for abandoning her. According to the actor, her character is “interesting and funny but with shades of intensity.” She has additionally tried to include her private experiences within the film.

In this interview with indianexpress.com, Aahana Kumra talks about Bawri Chhori and why she doesn’t wish to repeat a function.

Excerpts from the dialog:

From the title of the film, your character appears to be fairly attention-grabbing. Tell me about it.

Bawri Chhori is a small film made with simply a 15 folks crew and a very small funds. It is a quirky and candy slice-of-life film. It isn’t a typical story about a woman who will go discover her husband and ask him to come back again. Instead, she’s going to discover him, beat him up and make his ‘achaar’ (pickle). I discovered this attention-grabbing and humorous. How my character grows, meets new folks and her whole journey appealed to me.

The first half of the trailer seems to be comedian and in the direction of the top, it will get into the thriller zone. So what precisely is the style of the film?

It’s a coming-of-age film. Of course, there is a twist ultimately. For me, what was attention-grabbing was how will my character really feel when she’s going to face the person who has wronged her and whom she has been in search of so lengthy. The latter half of the film has turned out very well.

Which half did you take pleasure in extra whereas capturing – the comedian half or the extreme half?

I loved each. I really feel all of us have a yin and yang. I did many comical roles final yr, however I additionally did Marzi on Voot Select the place my character had a main emotional graph. It required me to get emotionally invested in it. Also, I by no means use glycerine, so I change into an disagreeable individual if I’m required to be disagreeable on the display. And if I’ve to be emotionally drained, I’ll change into distant. I’ve been skilled like this since childhood. But sure, personally, I’m a very humorous individual. Still, I ponder why am I all the time supplied intense roles. However, I’m glad that lately I’ve executed fairly a few comedian roles, and folks are actually seeing me in a totally different gentle.

At some factors, your character appears to have shades of Rani from Queen. Do you suppose the 2 are related?

Rani (Queen) went to simply have enjoyable in Paris. But my character has gone with the intention of discovering her husband and simply beating him up. What we all the time are inclined to do is that we get caught with a explicit story or character. Rani’s story is not the story of only one individual. Other folks may need a related story too. So, the premise of the story could be the identical, however the conclusion of each story is totally different.

You had three net exhibits and a film in 2020 and all of them had you taking part in characters starkly totally different from one another. Are you acutely aware about not repeating a explicit style?

I believe I’m. When a script involves me, I all the time ponder, ‘Have I done this kind of a character before?’ So, it’s my acutely aware determination to not repeat a function, after which it occurs routinely that I don’t get related roles. Maybe it’s some form of message that I’m sending out to the universe. Also, usually, solely the flexibility of a male actor is recognised and actresses are usually not given due credit score. I believe it’s excessive time that folks realise feminine actors are additionally making a distinction and selecting up numerous roles. So, even we deserve some consideration.


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