International Women’s Day 2021: Aparshakti Khurana On Working With Bhabhi Tahira Kashyap, ‘She Has A Keen Eye For Emotions’

On International Women’s Day, Aparshakti Khurana talks about the female directors he has worked with. Reveals his special connection with Bhabhi Tahira Kashyap.

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International Women’s Day 2021: Aparshakti Khurana On Working With Bhabhi Tahira Kashyap, ‘She Has A Keen Eye For Emotions’
Starting with his debut film Dangal that released in 2016, Aparshakti Khurana has worked with some of the most prolific directors in showbiz. While he always carried home a treasure trove of learnings and memories from all his collaborations with them, the talented actor feels grateful to have had the golden opportunity of working with these female directors.

Three years back, acclaimed director Leena Yadav directed Aparshakti in Rajma Chawal, a slice-of-life film. The actor captured the attention of the audience with his earnest performance which was sketched and moulded by the director.

In 2019, Aparshakti appeared in Ruka Ruka, a music single with singer Shalmali. The music video was directed by Ukrainian director Dar Gai who perfectly captured the relationship crisis between a young couple in a hyper-connected world. 

A while back, Aparshakti shot for an anthology and one of the directors on that anthology is Nitya Mehra of Made In Heaven and Baar Baar Dekho fame. While much is not known about their short film yet, all we can say is that it will show the actor playing a rather interesting and different character.

Two years back, Aparshakti was directed by director-writer, Tahira Kashyap, when he turned singer, composer and lyricist for and featured in a music video titled Kudiye Ni.

On the occasion of Women’s Day, Aparshakti says that working with female directors have been an enriching experience for him. “I have had the good fortune of working with these women directors. They are more sensitive when they tell a story and there is a very different vibe on their sets," he says.

Talking about his female directors, he says, "Leena is a keen observer and understands the complexities of human behaviour very well. Dar Gai is amazing to work with. We had a relevant storyline but it was her vision and aesthetics that made Ruka Ruka a visual spectacle."

Aparshakti adds, “As for Nitya, I’m a big fan of Made In Heaven specially her episode. So, when I got the chance to be directed by her, I was really excited. She is extremely warm and calm and that reflects in her work. I have known Tahira bhabhi for a long time now. I love her way of organic story telling and with her, work never felt like work; it was like a vacation. Plus I really want to mention that she has a very keen eye for emotions”


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