Anushka Sharma : I’m not uncomfortable romancing married heroes
Anushka Sharma tells Filmfare that playing Bijlee to Matru was a lot of hard work
Q. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola seems to be a fun film. Is there any serious message being conveyed indirectly?
Of course, there are many things that we are not yet talking about. This is because you won’t be able to understand them unless you have seen the film. But yes, the film has many layers to it.
Q. How did you prepare for the character of Bijlee?
It was a very complex character. I had to prepare myself mentally to play it. This character had so many layers; I had to work hard to understand and express them.
Q. In the film, Matru, who works at Bijlee’s house, falls in love with her. In real life would you respect such a love?
Matru (Imran Khan) is my childhood friend in the film. We’ve grown up together. He has a Ph.D degree. But of course, if any boy likes me, I’ll respect his feelings. But if I don’t have feelings for that person, then that’s that.
Q. Seems like you had a lot of fun shooting for the film!
No, we worked hard. While watching the film, you may think it was great fun, but believe me; we worked really hard for it (Laughs).
Q. Are you comfortable romancing a married hero?
I’m not uncomfortable romancing married heroes. At the end of the day, we’re just working. We come to the set, do our job and go home. For us it’s just a job. But viewers may view it differently as they’re personally attached to artistes.
Bijlee Mandola is the only child of Harry Mandola. She lost her mother when she was young and now lives in Mandola village after having received a higher education in New Delhi and later in Oxford, England. Bijlee is now in love with Baadal (Arya Babbar), the son of politician Chaudhari Devi (Shabana Azmi) and is all set to marry him.