29 September, 2020

Waheeda Rehman

Classical beauty and legendary actress on her role in the crossover film Brides Wanted

Waheeda Rehman
Is this film an effort to reinvent yourself?
No. I do films on and off. A new director always comes with a fresh approach.

What inspired you to accept this offer?
First I was hesitant. Then I learnt that Girish Karnad is acting. The work was also for 10-12 days, so it was like a picnic for me.

What kind of a role do you play here?
I play the role of a grandmother who is full of life. She dresses up brightly and wears matching jewelry.

How was it to be part of a young film crew?
It was very nice. They treated me with respect. Once I accept a project I don't argue with the director.

Were you treated with awe on the sets?
Quite professionally. With a lot of respect.

There are two Girishs in the film, Karnad and Acharya. What do you think of them?
I had acted with Karnad earlier. He is a very learned man. Acharya was a newcomer and was obviously very nervous, initially.

Is this film aimed at western audiences?
Can't say. In fact, in this movie the boy from America is shocked...


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