What attracted you to Bodyguard?
I was attracted to the character I was approached to play in the film. They also requested me to watch the Malayalam and Tamil versions of the film and this catalyzed my decision to say yes. I also heard the makers were searching for a leading lady who could deliver a strong performance.
Please elaborate on your character?
My character’s name is Divya. It’s a very strong role. The film revolves around Divya and the story is incomplete without her. I play a management student in who is appointed a bodyguard (Salman Khan) for protection. There are drastic characterization changes of the other actors in Hindi version of Bodyguard, but my character is drawn exactly the way it is in the original. This shows the significance and strength of the character.
Tells us something about your chemistry with Salman Khan?
We’ve known each other since the time he was working with Karisma. Salman is a very warm person and makes you feel very comfortable on and off the screen. He is among the few actors who gives you the required space to be who you are. This helps an evolving an actor like me. His support ensured I deliver my best and our chemistry looks great on screen.
Did you enjoy shooting the song ‘Tere Mere Prem Kahani’?
It was great fun. The song required me to have four different looks and colors. The look is apt for the feel of this song. The track has a very romantic and passionate mood to it. It’s shot in the rain. Rain and romance go hand in hand don’t they? But more importantly, Salman is looking his romantic best.
Your expectations from Bodyguard and what should the audience look forward to?
I enjoyed working on Bodyguard and couldn’t wait for it to hit the theaters. I hope everyone’s hard work is seen and appreciated. The film is a mix bag of emotions and has something for age group. The audience can look forward to a complete entertainer with romance, action, drama and a strong story that unfolds subtly.