Nushratt Inspired by her own Househelp for role in Ajeeb Daastaans

Sonu Ki Titu Sweety fame actress Nushrratt Bharuccha whose film Ajeeb Daastaans released today, plays a househelp named Meenal in the movie. The Bollywood actress recalls that her own maid at home helped her prepare for the role.

"I started observing my own househelp to understand her mannerisms and characteristics. She was a great reference point for me and, unknowingly, helped me to get a deeper understanding of my character," the actress told IANS.She added, "For the three to four hours that she would come, she would make all of us at home happy and 'feel at home' with her fun banter. That is what I wanted my character to portray."

The film has four stories and the segment featuring Nushrratt is titled Khilauna, and it stars Abhishek Banerjee and child star Inayat Verma in pivotal roles. Khilauna is directed by Raj Mehta, who shot to fame with the film Good Newwz in 2019. His segment in Ajeeb Daastaans, however, comes with a dark twist.

"Meenal's story is that of an ordinary girl who is struggling to make ends meet, and provide for the best for herself and her sister. I could feel a similarity inMeenal's life and my househelp, who too works hard to provide for her son," Nushrratt says.

The anthology film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul and Tota Roy Choudhury.

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