Ileana D’cruz, Bollywood’s southern import is in a happy space currently with the success of movies like ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Rustom’ and ‘Mubarakaan’. The actress, who has once again teamed up with her ‘Badshaho’ co-star Ajay Devgn, was visibly excited about their forthcoming release ‘Raid’ when we met for the media interactions.
Looking picture perfect in printed Punit Balana jumpsuit and Intoto sandals, Ilena answered all the media queries with enviable frankness. Here is what the actress has said-
Tell us about your role in ‘Raid’.
Technically my character doesn’t have a meaty role in the movie. It’s not lengthy but it’s important for the movie’s narration. When Raj (Director) narrated the role to me, I was under the impression that I will be portraying 80’s housewife who just takes care of the house but Raj insisted on hearing the full narration. By the time he
What’s your take on ‘Raid’ the movie?
How you prepared yourself for this role?
I didn’t do any research. As far as my roles are concerned I don’t like to do much research as it affects the spontaneity. When you do research it becomes like spoon fed. I like to perform based on my own understanding of the character. Stylist of the movie wanted me to look like Rekha Ji in the 80’s. I have been dressed up in a simplistic way yet elegantly.
Were you comfortable in this de-glam avatar than your regular stylish self?
It was a good shift for me as an actress. After ‘Baadshaho’, many of Ajay’s fans were pissed off that I betrayed him in the movie, so to pacify them I wanted to do a movie where I don’t betray him (laughs).
How is Ajay as a co-star?
He is easy going
Two hit songs have been picturised on you in ‘Raid’, tell us about them.
‘Sanu Ek Pal Chain Na Aave’ is my personal favourite, but filming it was super