Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Ileana D’Cruz: ‘Happy Ending’ is like my first film

Ileana plays an author in 'Happy Ending'. Ileana plays an author in 'Happy Ending'.
Written by Geety Sahgal | Mumbai | Posted: March 29, 2014 1:51 pm | Updated: March 29, 2014 1:55 pm

She has done over two dozen films in the South, but Ileana D’Cruz who plays an author in D.K. Krishna and Raj Nidimoru’s Happy Ending says that it’s an absolutely new space. “It’s a very interesting role and matches up very well with that of Saif’s (Ali Khan) as well. It’s different from anything I have done before. And it has been challenging because it’s new for me. It’s like doing a new and first film altogether,” says D’Cruz who has yet to complete the film.

In the midst of promoting Main Tera Hero, the actress is excited as well as nervous as she hasn’t seen the complete film as yet. “The most interesting thing about my character, Sunaina is that she is a very feminine and timid girl in the beginning, and undergoes a huge transformation, later on, to become bold and fun loving after meeting Varun’s (Dhawan) character who instils courage in her. I liked the unpredictability and the change in my personality and the way my energy level totally goes up in the second half,” says the actress. The challenging aspect of the film was tackling the comedy which she feels is always tricky. “You have to manage the lines and be funny without having an audience before you. But we all followed Davidji (director David Dhawan) who is so energetic that it adds to your performance. I also find dancing a little challenging because I am not trained,” she added.

Comparing her co-stars Ranbir Kapoor with whom she worked in Barfi! and now Varun she says that though Ranbir was a fabulous co-star, the equation with Varun is different. “We became friends on sets and would discuss every scene. I felt I was working with a friend. Like me, he is also a spontaneous and natural actor and that’s the way Davidji likes his actors to be. There’s a rawness in shooting like this which I like. I don’t believe in being perfect.”
Like her film Barfi! the actress will also share a kiss with her co-star.

“For me it’s believing in a script, and if the script demands I have no qualms about it. Of course, it should be shot well, because a kiss is nothing but a form of expression. But if it seems unnecessary then I put my foot down,” says the actress who is hugely inspired by Kajol who she thinks is sheer magic on screen!

 

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