When the actress identified for her glam roles did a Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2017, she felt proud that individuals noticed past her beauty and praised her efficiency. After that, she noticed a sure shift within the sort of tasks that began coming her method. This 12 months, Mimi examined her performing abilities, and she or he may sense one thing similar, however amplified to a different degree.
There are films that have excited me before, but now they feel like a cakewalk, and I don’t feel like taking them up anymore. When you get an opportunity to do so much in a film you start craving for that feeling and experience. A movie like this doesn’t come your way very often. So, as an actor, you have to tell yourself that you are not going to get these kinds of roles all the time.
You need to balance it out by doing films of all genres. There could be projects that are challenging in different ways; for example, when I’m doing an action film, it is also something that I’ve never done before. In Ganapath or Adipurush, the aura and the weight of the character that I’m playing is exciting for me.Yes, I do feel a change in the way people approach me and the kind of projects that are coming my way. I think, after Mimi, I got a lot of calls and messages.
People started taking me a lot more seriously as an actor, and it’s something that I felt after Bareilly Ki Barfi released because before that I had done glamourous roles. Bareilly Ki Barfi was a little de-glam, people saw the actor in me more than my appearance. I remember seeing a certain shift in the kind of projects I was getting after that. With Mimi, I think it’s amplified.Yes, it’s difficult to strike a balance. Many times, you end up getting into a loop of doing things that are working for you. When an actor does a film that is centred around a female protagonist and gets praised for it, the tendency is to get drawn towards more such projects only.
I don’t want to get typecast with any kind of limitations. I feel like taking more risks and trying something new. I want to give my audience something different to watch. And I will do so, but yes, that won’t stop me from doing other kinds of films. I want them to see me in all colours. I want to be in a completely massy entertaining film and at the same time, I also want to do a film that has a strong message and says something important that I believe in. I am as excited about Bachchan Pandey, which is a complete entertainer, as I am about my first horror-comedy, Bhediya. Then, there is a lot of action in Ganapath, and Adipurush is based on history and mythology is a completely different world for me. To be able to do all these kinds of films in a span of one and a half years — there’s nothing more I could ask.