Swati Rajput: Never thought I will work with Kay Kay Menon in my debut film!
It’s a dream come true for any artist to take a leap from small screen to big screen. After working in TV shows like ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2’, ‘Agent Raghav’, ‘Amrita’ and many ad commercials, Delhi girl Swati Rajput is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with VODKA DIARIES that hits the silver screens today.
In an exclusive conversation with Glamsham the actress spoke about her experience of working with terrific performer Kay Kay Menon in her very first film and how VODKA DIARIES is not a series of shots but rather a cohesive, frightful and nerve racking story. Read on…
Tell us about your role in VODKA DIARIES. How did you bag this film?
I met director Kushal Srivastava through my manager and casting director. Later I gave a screen test for Sera (my character in the film) and then got selected for it.
Is it true that the shooting of the film was wrapped in flat 20 days?
It was nerve-wracking but enjoyable shoot. I know it's hard to believe but yes we called it a wrap in just 20 days.
What kind of difficulties you people faced while shooting in Manali?
We shot in extreme weather conditions in the snow-clad regions of Manali. The temperature varied between minus 10 and minus 6 degrees. We were even denied permission to shoot at certain locations. Even the flights bringing the cast and crew from Mumbai to Manali were canceled and roads were blocked following a snowfall. So it was a very hectic but overall enjoyable experience.
Give us two reasons why one should go and watch this film?
It’s a tight package of great performances, smooth camerawork, beautiful look and feel of the film. It is so full of suspense that it quite literally brings you to the edge of your seat. It’s in those moments, when a film is not a series of shots but rather a cohesive, frightful and nerve racking story. The feeling it would leave would be lingering and pulse-pounding that it makes you feel alive. And feeling alive is good.
Share with us experience of working with actors like Kay Kay in this film
I never thought even in my wildest dream that I will get a chance to work with Kay Kay Menon in my debut film who is one of the finest actor of the industry. As an actor he was very supportive and never stopped me adding new things to my character and to the script. We used to improvise a lot in our scenes because of which scenes came out really good and natural.
What are your expectations from this film?
We all have given our best to the film. And now it's out in the theaters. We have received a good response on the trailer and I feel VODKA DIARIES has the potential to charm audiences.