New Delhi, Mar. 22 (ANI): Swara Bhaskar, who will be playing the role of a mother to a 15-year-old girl in her upcoming flick ‘Nil Battey Sannata,’ has revealed that initially, she thought that portraying such a character would have affect her image.
“There were people who told me it’s not a good idea to do this role. I was scared about my image.I thought I will just read the script as the casting director is a friend and say that I did not like the story. But rather I loved it,” said the actress during the trailer launch of
the movie in Mumbai yesterday.
“When the casting director Mukesh Chhabra came with this idea of a mother-daughter film, I thought I had to play the role of a daughter. I was shocked and told him that my career will go down as it’s a mother’s role,” she added.
‘Nil Battey Sannata,’ directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, is a story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter and their struggle in life.
Ashwiny, wife of ‘Dangal’ director Nitesh Tiwary, makes her direction debut with this film.
From the time the first poster of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ was unveiled earlier this month by Swara Bhaskar and her bestie Sonam Kapoor, the unusual title of this film gained attention.
Speaking about the title, the director at the trailer launch said, “The title is slang, which means being an absolute zero or incompetent, in Uttar Pradesh. So we thought why not introduce the country to this quirky sounding title.”
“Nil Battey Sannata is a family entertainer that is close to my spirit. Irrespective of one’s past, everyone has the right to change their present for a positive future,” added the director.
The trailer was even lauded by the Tinseltown as they showered their praises over their respective Twitter handles.
“T 2182 – http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1050415/nil-battey-sannata/6695256/exclusive–official-trailer. .. watch ..film by Ashwini wife of Nitish Tiwari who directed Bhoothnath2 .. music Rohan-Vinayak .. friends,” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.
“Saw Nil Battey Sannata. inspiring, moving, uplifting! Great film! Outstanding performances! A must watch! Love. a.,” wrote Aamir Khan.
“By the time a woman realizes her mother was right,she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.#NilBatteySannata #22APR,” tweeted Anand L. Rai.
“This is such an endearing wonderful trailer… Give her wings and watch her fly 🙂 @ReallySwara
http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1050415/nil-battey-sannata/6695256/exclusive—official-trailer?ap=1 . #NilBatteySannata,” read Dia Mirza’s tweet.
“More power to you guys! Excellent ho gaya… @aanandlrai @ReallySwara #NilBatteySannata,” wrote Nikkhil Advani on his Twitter handle.
“What a fresh concept! #NilBatteySannata @SandmanPictures @SurveenChawla @ReallySwara #MaidenCoProduction http://,” wrote Anil Kapoor.
“Have loved the trailer for #NilBatteySannata @ReallySwara ???? @Ashwinyiyer ???? @aanandlrai ,” tweeted Bhumi Pednekar.
The film, backed by filmmaker Aanand Rai, which also features Ratna Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi and Ria, will be released in theatres on April 22.
The Tamil version of the film, produced by actor-director Dhanush, titled ‘Amma Kanakku,’ will also be releasing along with the Hindi version on the same day. ‘Amma Kanakku’ will feature Revathy and Amala Paul in the lead roles. (ANI)