Hrishitaa Bhatt playing a ‘hatke’ widow in ‘Junooniyat’

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Hrishitaa Bhatt says her ‘hatke’ character in the film “Junooniyat” prompted her to agree to do a special appearance in the film.

About her role in “Junooniyat”, Hrishitaa said in an interview, “It is very different; my character’s name is Mishti, a Bengali girl. While I am doing full-fledged roles, the hatke role prompted me that I should definitely take this into consideration as an actor.

Vivek Agnihotri is the director and I wanted to work with him. He told me about this very important role and he wanted me to do it because the role is such that it will come across beautifully and it is important because it takes the story forward as well.”

Hrishitaa plays the sister-in-law of lead actress Yami Gautam’s character in the film and Hrishitaa’s husband, who is in the army, loses his life. Army forms a major component of the film as lead actor Pulkit Samrat is also a army official.

“She is a young widow. When we see widows in cinema, we usually feel they are sad and old. But it happens numerous times for those in army, there are the young widows of our jawaans.

She is a modern, educated girl, dynamic and full of life. When you see her for the first time on screen, you’ll feel Yami and she are sisters or friends. In a discussion in the film all are asked ‘what is love?’ and Mishti says that love is a wait, and because of what she has gone though, she understands what eternal love is. It is a very sweet, short and special role in the film.”

About the experience of working with the other actors like Yami, Pulkit and Gulshan Devaiah, Hrishitaa said, “Yami and me became really good friends and the guys would feel how the girls got along so well because it normally doesn’t happen that two female co-stars make friends. She is lovely and great to work with. We have mutual respect for each other’s work.

Pulkit is fun-loving, mischievous and Gulshan is also like that. It was a great experience. We were a great, happy team together.”

Hrishitaa was last seen in “Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho”.



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