Even with Qarib Qarib Single, Tanuja made all that happen. It also means the art department; they create the world for this. In a nonplussed chat with indianexpress.com, the actor talks about carving a path for herself. I believe it is extremely important for an actor to be a part of it. It started with Bangalore Days. The comforts of familiarity are not there. I have learned how to smile truthfully and to let go of situations you can’t control from Sarah. I can only do what I wish to do and not interfere in anybody else’s life. I am someone who is very comfortable with what she wears or wearing make up when she feels like. Did you find any difference between the south industries and Bollywood? As an actor I strongly rely on makeup, costume and set department to create that world for me, to make myself believe that I am that person. It might sound philosophical, but the high I get from performing characters is that I feel that these are women I know for a period of time. That effort has gone into every movie of mine and that’s the high I get. It might come across as arrogant, but that is the only way I can stay sane. As someone who has wanted to stay clear of tags, how do you see the ‘Lady superstar’ given to you? I study human behaviour, its my job. Only then can I sell the idea that I am that character to the audience. Directed by Tanuja Chandra, Parvathy has Irrfan Khan for company on screen. They are real and kind of speak to me and help me out in life situations without even my knowing it. If it is anybody else’s expectation from me, I can understand if it is expecting me to do a good job as an actor in portraying a character. When I give out a truthful performance, they help me out in real life to be honest. So that’s probably the reason. I have never done that. I can say I found a really great partner in the movie-making process. So they put tags on you so that it is easier for them. There is no better co-actor you can find. That’s why I don’t believe in strategising for any particular industry because the job is always the same. He is someone who has the star value but is essentially an actor who wants to invest in creating that film. I don’t feel any less beautiful because I am not the typical sense of the word glamorous. All my tattoos on my wrist are reminders for me to stay at it, at life basically. When somebody is doing a lot of things out of the box, the part of society who like to follow a certain set of rules are likely to feel a bit threatened. For costumes, it was Maria. Tags and categorisations are put by people who can’t define someone. You’re making your debut here with one of the leading actors in Bollywood, Irrfan Khan. Every character has a unique look. With films in three of four south cinema industries, the talented leading lady is now making her debut in Bollywood with Qarib Qarib Singlle. But again, that depends on the budget and the audience demography. The only thing I request everyone is to call me by my real name which is Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvata. I played this character called Sarah. Don’t you have a tattoo on your wrist that means flow? To get to the details of abhinay (acting), one needs the element of alankar which is makeup, costumes etc. It was quite fateful. Trust me, I am an actor. She came down to Kochi with writer Ghazal to meet me as I was stuck at a shoot. How did you become a part of the project? The dates also worked out. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Parvathy is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Qarib Qarib Singlle. I got to sit with Ravi Shrivatsava (Production manager) to know what Jaya would keep in her room. On shoot, you have a million things to tackle on a day to day basis but pre-production is when you get all resources, all the tricks that you need in your bag. How involved are you in creating the look for your character? I am really thankful to all my directors who have made me an integral part in the pre-production. (Photo: APH Images)
Irrfan Khan: Qarib Qarib Singlle isn’t a love story about living and dying together, it teaches you to liveQarib Qarib Singlle actor Irrfan Khan: My role was so amusing, I thought how I’ll do itNazriya Nazim to make a comeback with Anjali Menon’s filmParvathy is not a new name for the average cinephile. Anything beyond goes above my head. Getting Qarib Qarib Singlle was destiny for me as I wasn’t strategising a career plan in any industry. It is a group effort. But my way of looking it is very objective. Whether it’s Tessa’s nose ring or Sarah’s glasses. My job as an actor is the same everywhere: reading a script, understanding the character and giving a truthful performance. It doesn’t happen just with the script written or an actor performing. Let’s talk about Qarib Qarib Singlle. To discuss character for hours with a makeup artist, that’s the level of dedication and collaboration I look forward to in every film. Anything else doesn’t matter to me as at the end of the day I am an actor who does her job with genuine effort. The actual process of movie making changes from director to director and depends on how they want to tell the story. That’s just human behaviour is. There are a couple of things that are different in execution. And you got that after Charlie? I don’t have any problem in them calling me a lady superstar. My makeup artist flew all the way to Kochi on her own just to try out looks, how Jaya would be. My hope was that I would love the script as well and I loved it immediately after listening to it. For me, that was a great deal of respect to be given to an actor. An actor who has slowly carved a niche for herself, Parvathy is known for her powerhouse performances. When I got Tanuja’s (Chandra) message directly to ask me if I would be a part of the film, it felt great.