Actress Seerat Kapoor, who rose to fame with the Telugu film Run Raja Run, is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Maarrich. As the actress is all excited for her Bollywood debut, she gets candid with The Pioneer about her character in the film, the kind of brief the director had given her for her character, sharing the screen with legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah, and much more.
Actress Seerat Kapoor is all braced to make her Bollywood debut with Maarrich, slated for its release on December 9.Written and directed by Dhruv Lather, the film has been bankrolled by Tusshar Kapoor, Narendra Hirawat, and Shreyans Hirawat. Maarrich starring Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Dev, Anita Hassanandani Reddy, Dipannita Sharma, Seerat Kapoor, et al, is a stylized thriller that received rave reviews for its trailer on YouTube.
The ravishing actress made her Tollywood debut with the film Run Raja Run, which was one of the year’s biggest hits of the time. Later, she cemented her place in the industry by proving her mettle in films like Tiger, Columbus, Raju Gari Gadhi 2, Okka Kshanam, Touch Chesi Chudu, Krishna and His Leela, and Maa Vintha Gadha Vinuma. Some films might not have worked at the box office, but her performance never failed to impress filmgoers and critics.
Interacting with The Pioneer ahead of the film’s release, Seerat Kapoor discussed sharing screen space with legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah, what excited her the most about Maarrich, and what she thinks about the love she’s been receiving from the audience.
If one takes a look at the trailer for Maarrich, one will notice Seerat playing an intense character. Talking about the nitty gritty of her character in the film, the Run Raja Run actress enthused, “I feel ecstatic more so because the film is authentic in its writing, characters, plot, and genre. It’s been an honour to begin my journey with veterans like Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor. My character, Reena, is a supermodel. She’s quite unlike any other character that I have portrayed on screen. She has a grey side, sharp, selfish, unapologetic, beautiful, and blunt. Hands down, the writing. Maarrich is very layered, and the characters involved in the story are realistically depicted. Its uniqueness stood out to me.”
A director is called the captain of the ship because they are responsible for how the film turns out. Legendary comedian and director Jerry Lewis once said, “Directing is more about managing people.” Well, more than anything, a director needs to know what he/she wants from the cast and crew. If the leader is clueless, then the entire ship ought to sink.
We asked Seerat what kind of brief director Dhruv Lather had given her for her character. She was all praise for the director. Hear it out from her, “Dhruv has this incredible ability to identify with his actors beyond what meets the eye. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed my character grow towards a higher potential through the process of filmmaking. We spent a lot of time ideating, discussing, and developing Reena all through our workshops.”
It could be overwhelming to share screen space with legendary actors like Naseeruddin Shah on one’s debut. The sheer presence he carries on screen is commendable. We were eager to learn what the enchanting actress had learned from the great actor. The Tiger actress crisply answered, “Naseer Sir transcends into every scene. His incredible ability to evoke an audience with ease, calm, and composure is truly inspiring.”
Well! She summed up the whole experience in a few lines, which speaks a tonne about how taken aback she was during the shoot.Since her debut in Run Raja Run, the Maarrich actress has received a lot of love from the audience.For an actor, that love from the audience is everything. In a way, thespians live for the love and adoration they receive from moviegoers.There is a lot of noise on the internet regarding which industry functions best. With the trend of pan-Indian films, a few segments of the audience are split on which industry produces the best product.
Putting an end to such discussions, Seerat schmoozed, “I was showered with utmost love and appreciation on my debut film, Run Raja Run down south. It’s their encouragement and support that’s led me to Bollywood. I have had the good fortune to start a new chapter with such a warm and incredible team. I believe that a connection between an artist and their audience is an organic and honest bond built over time. I’d rather let it breathe and unfold to me than force it to do so. The process of filmmaking is almost the same. It’s more the team’s synergy that sets the atmosphere right.”
Signing off in style and giving an exclusive update about her future project, the stunning actress quipped, “You will always get to see a new me. I’m shooting a dance musical in my next feature film, produced by Dil Raju.”