What is easier, a bound script strictly adhered to or a director who lets you loose?
When you’re actually giving shape to emotions, you require a balance between the two.
So what was different about Anurag Basu?
The kind of magic he was looking for and the sensitivity with which he made me let go of all craft and follow my heart.
How important was this film in your career?
Kites happened to me at the right time. The films I did before were in preparation for this.
Why is the film called Kites?
It’s a symbol for the story. When two kites fly close to each other, one inevitably cuts the other. Secondly, kites are not free to fly on their own. Their destiny is in someone else’s hands.
When did you discover that dancing was so much your forte?
I don’t know that it is. I dance like I do everything else as an actor. If it is appreciated, it’s a point of...