Q. There is a lot of buzz about you coming with Shefali Shah in the film. When did you two first meet?

Q.
There
is
a
lot
of
buzz
about
you
coming
with
Shefali
Shah
in
the
movie.
When
did
you
two
first
meet?


A.

Our
first
assembly
took place
all through
script
studying
consultation.
To
be
fair,
I
was once
frightened.
We
had
by no means
labored
in combination
earlier than.
When
I
spoke
to
Manav
(Kaul),
he
stated
that
Shefali
is
very
cool
to
paintings
with.
However
I
had
no
concept
about
her
procedure.
When
we
met
for
the
script
studying,
Shefali
gave
me
a
longest,
tightest
hug
and
after
that
I
become
very
relaxed.
I
assume
we
have
a
very
identical
vibe.
We
do not
have
many
scenes
in combination
in
the
movie,
however
the
ones
that
are
there
are
very
essential.
By means of
the
manner,
I
would
no doubt
like
to
paintings
with
Shefali
once more
as a result of
I
need
to
perceive
her
procedure.

Q. You had rejected 'Jalsa' earlier. Then how did your decision changed?

Q.
You
had
rejected
‘Jalsa’
previous.
Then
how
did
your
resolution
modified?


A.

Sure,
I
stated
no
previous
as a result of
I
felt
at
that
time
I
did
no longer
have
the
braveness
to
do
this.
It is
a
somewhat
gray
persona,
so
I
idea
other people
would
almost definitely
pass judgement on
me
for
it.
In reality,
I
was once
judging
myself.
However
I
in reality
appreciated
the
script.
Then
in
2020
lockdown
took place,
and
I
assume
that
was once
the
time
when
a
slight
alternate
got here
in
everybody’s
idea
procedure.
What
you
assume
of
your self,
assume
of
others,
assume
of
the
international;
the whole thing
has
modified.
That is
when
I
felt
that
I
was once
in a position
to
play
Maya.


Q.
You
have
performed
such
sturdy
characters
in
motion pictures.
Do
you
assume
as a result of
of
this
other people
have
pre-notions
about
you
in
the
business?


A.

(Laughs)
Even
if
there
are
any
pre-notions
or
stereotype,
that is
nice.
I
am
no longer
troubled
via
it
as a result of
I
am
getting
very
excellent
roles,
sturdy
characters.
There
are
motion pictures
the place
I
am
enjoying
a
central
function.

Q. Has there been any change in your process regarding selection of films over the years?

Q.
Has
there
been
any
alternate
in
your
procedure
relating to
variety
of
motion pictures
over
the
years?


A.

Possibly
all through
the
yr
2007-2008,
I
did
some
motion pictures,
in
which
I
did
no longer
give
my
100
in step with
cent.
Then
I
learned
that
there
is
no
justification
for
this.
If
a
tale
is not
motivating
me
to
give
my
absolute best,
then
I
should not
do
it.
Occasionally
it is
higher
to
wait
a
bit.
Incessantly
other people
say
that
the
display
lifestyles
of
actresses
is
very
brief.
I
do not
imagine
that
at
all.


Q.
With
the
type
of
characters
being
written
for
actresses
these days,
do
you
assume
this
is
a
giant
certain
alternate?


A.

Of
direction!
This
is
the
absolute best
time
for
feminine
actors.
So
many
fascinating
characters,
so
many
excellent
tales
are
being
written
for
us;
what
male
actors
are
doing?
I
do not
need
to
disrespect
any individual,
however
they
are
certain
via
the
similar
outdated
construction.
Whilst
we
are
doing
multilayered,
nuanced
roles.
From
atypical
to
unusual
tales
are
being
explored
via
the
actresses.

Q. Is this why, from Tumhari Sulu, Sherni to Shankulata Devi, most of your films are now female-centric?

Q.
Is
this
why,
from
Tumhari
Sulu,
Sherni
to
Shankulata
Devi,
maximum
of
your
motion pictures
are
now
female-centric?


A.

No.
It is
no longer
like
that.
Really
talking,
I
do not
even
get
gives
of
motion pictures
with
male
actors
anymore
and
I
do not
leave out
them
both.
I
have
labored
with
many
nice
actors,
however
I
was once
speaking
about
alleged
A-list
stars
right here.
In
fresh
occasions,
I
did
Challenge
Mangal
with
Akshay
Kumar.
However
aside
from
that,
I
have not
discovered
anything else
with
any
hero
since
2008,
which
I
in finding
fascinating.
I
am
getting
such
glorious
tales
and
characters,
so
I
am
no longer
even
pondering
about
that.
I
am
happy
that
this
alternate
is
coming
in
the
business.
However
thank you
to
all
the
actresses
who
paved
the
trail
for
us.
From
Meena
Kumari,
Hema
Malini,
Rekha,
Jaya
Bachchan
to
Shabana
Azmi,
Sridevi;
everybody
has
contributed
to
achieve
right here.
I
have in mind
in
the
starting
other people
used
to
inform
me
that
actresses
get
one
or
two
sturdy
memorable
roles
right through
their
occupation.
However
these days
it
is
no longer
so.
Trade
has
come
with
time.
These days
glance
at
each
one,
from
Taapsee,
Kangana,
Alia,
Deepika,
all
are
doing
nice
paintings.

Q. How do you see the change that came with OTT?

Q.
How
do
you
see
the
alternate
that
got here
with
OTT?


A.

I
assume
OTT
has
decreased
discrimination
in
many
techniques;
from
the
techniques
of
storytelling,
to
the
selection
of
actors.
OTT
is
a
large
area
and
there
is
room
for
all
types
of
content material.
I
assume
it is
a
very
fascinating
time
for
artists.


Q.
Is
it
true
that
as soon as
you
simply
walked
from
Marine
Force
to
Bandra
as a result of
you
had
misplaced
a
movie?


A.

(Laughs)
Sure,
that
was once
a
lengthy
time
in the past.
Almost certainly
it
was once
yr
2003-
2004.
What
took place
was once
that
I
had
signed
two
motion pictures
with
Ok
Balachander
sir.
And
that
was once
a
length
when
I
was once
getting
changed
in
each
movie
again
to
again.
That
day
I
got here
to
know
that
I
had
been
changed
in
the ones
two
motion pictures
as
neatly,
and
they
did not
even
tell
me.
We
have been
going
to
New
Zealand
to
shoot
one
of
those
motion pictures.
When
they
did not
touch
me
for
passport,
I
were given
the
sense
that
one thing
was once
fallacious.
Then
my
mom
spoke
to
Ok
Balachander
Sir’s
daughter,
she
instructed
that
Sir
feels
that
Vidya
is
no longer
proper
for
the
movie.
Then
neither
did
he
say
anything else,
nor
did
we.
However
my
middle
was once
badly
damaged,
I
simply
sought after
to
breathe.
So
I
simply
left
the
space.
I
did not
even
notice
that
I
had
been
strolling
for
over
four-five
hours
in
the
sizzling
solar.
Then
I
cried
a
lot.

Q. How do you handle rejections today?

Q.
How
do
you
deal with
rejections
these days?


A.

Both
manner
when
you
have
to
face
rejections
it
hurts,
however
now,
the
soar
again
time
has
diminished.
Now
it
additionally
turns out
that
after
all
that
struggles,
I
have
come
this
some distance.
If
I
can
get
out
of
that
time
and
scenario,
I
can
deal with
this
too!


Q.
The
type
of
motion pictures
you
have
executed
in
your
occupation,
it
has
been
an
instance
in
these days’s
generation.
How
do
you
see
your
adventure
so
some distance
?


A.

I
really feel
thankful.
To
be
fair,
for
my
good fortune,
I
really feel
I
was once
at
the
proper
position
at
the
proper
time,
as a result of
I
did not
write
those
tales,
those
motion pictures
have been
made
via
any person
else.
However
sure,
as
an
actor
I
am
very
hungry,
so
I
stated
sure
to
the ones
motion pictures
and
the ones
motion pictures
labored.
I
am
no longer
only
accountable
for
this
alternate.
However
I
am
happy
that
I
have
been
a
phase
of
the
alternate.