After attention-grabbing turns in Bhaukaal and Abhay, Bidita Bag has ended the yr with one more thriller, The Missing Stone, which premiered on MX Player on December 25.
In this unique interview by indainexpress.com, Bidita talks about The Missing Stone, taking pictures amid the pandemic and the yr passed by.
Here are excerpts from the dialog:
Are you a fan of the thriller style?
I like thrillers however I additionally get scared when I’m watching any such stuff. I can by no means watch a thriller at a stretch.
What about The Missing Stone appealed to you as an actor?
It is a very relatable story. The Missing Stone is a story, which can happen to any of us. Secondly, I’ve been a fan of director Vishal Furia’s work. I’ve been wanting to work with him since Criminal Justice, which launched in 2019.
I additionally needed to work with Barun Sobti. I discover him highly regarded (laughs). He is a extremely popular actor and had many OTT releases this yr. And lastly, taking pictures for the collection gave me the chance to journey and to unwind. So, I feel all the things got here to me on a platter with this challenge.
Were you nervous about taking pictures the challenge in the course of the Unlock-1 section?
It was the primary challenge that we shot after the Unlock-1 section was introduced. I used to be so scared. We had been unaware of what the brand new regular would seem like. I actually prayed to come again alive (laughs). We acquired our COVID-19 checks carried out so as to give you the chance to shoot. We had a very restricted crew. However, I feel, after we had been on the units, we felt fairly relaxed.
How is your character completely different from what you could have performed to date?
In this collection, I play a housewife. In actual life, I’m a very chilled out particular person. I like to snort and make folks snort. But on display screen, I all the time get roles that require me to be intense and severe. So, I used to be completely happy to play this half.
You stated your position in The Missing Stone is not as intense as roles you could have carried out earlier than. Is it troublesome to play a character as regular as a housewife?
I feel each character is troublesome. Like the housewife I play will get weak as a result of of the conditions she faces however as a particular person, I’m a very headstrong lady. But once I play a character, I get into the pores and skin of it as a lot as I can as a result of I’ve to make myself plausible for the viewers. With this position, I had difficulties in putting a stability.
This is your first challenge with Barun Sobti. Tell us concerning the expertise.
He is a very humble particular person regardless of being a in style actor with profitable work to his credit score. He is very cooperative too.
Many say the digital platform provides actors a probability to showcase their vary. Would you agree?
Absolutely. Recently, Nawazuddin Siddiqui stated in an interview that earlier actors had been identified by their songs however now, they’re remembered by their scenes. I fully agree with him. Now, an actor is getting recognition for his or her craft. So, it is a excellent section.
You have had a number of initiatives in 2020. Are you glad with the sort of work that got here your manner?
I’m, however extra wouldn’t damage (laughs). I’ve acquired recognition for taking part in completely different characters. I had three releases this yr, together with The Missing Stone. I’m an outsider and for folks like us, surviving is a job. I survived, which is a large factor.
You experimented with Abhay 2. What are the type of roles that you’re wanting ahead to taking part in?
I need to play each type of position. From a serial killer to a mom, I’m open to engaged on each type of challenge.
Now that 2020 is coming to an finish, how will you describe the yr, professionally and personally?
This yr, I labored on myself and my craft. I’m wanting ahead to 2021 and of course, the coronavirus vaccination (laughs).