“It will be difficult for me to name a harder working actress that I have worked with than Priyanka. Not only is she incredibly well-prepared, she is also instinctive, intuitive and fearless.” But the quality that he really appreciates is her team spirit. “She is a real team player on a set,” adds Rahul.
“It’s been one of the most satisfying film experiences. All the actors worked incredibly hard. Everyone came to the sets having done their homework and was open to improvisations. It was a great experience on and off-screen.”
“The credit should go to Zoya (director Zoya Akhtar) for believing in preparations and yet being so open to experiments.” On working with Zoya, he adds, “Zoya knows exactly what she wants, but is willing to experiment on how to get there. She will give an actor all the freedom the actor wants but she won’t compromise on the aim and intent of the scene. She has a clear idea of who each character is.” Talking about his own preparations for the role, he shares, “When I was doing the biography of the character with her before the movie was shot, we had the most fun, because both she and I have met people like this.”