Unlike young actors who are quite nervous and worried wondering about the fate of their debut film, Deeksha Seth admits she hasn’t experienced pre-release jitters before the release of her debut film, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (LHDD) opposite another debutant, Armaan Jain and she’s not bothered as to how the movie will fare at the box office. This confidence clearly indicates that this leggy lasso will indeed go places. Her confidence might stem from the fact that she has achieved considerable success in Tollywood, what with her debut Telugu film, Vedam won National award. We catch up with the talented young actor on a high…
How did your debut movie happen?
Arif Ali sir narrated the script to me and while the narration was happening, not even for one moment did I get distracted. I never felt what’s happening. I loved it when I heard it for the first time. I loved my character, story and everything related to it. So there was nothing negative.
Earlier, you have done South films as well?
Yes, it’s not that I was not getting work or not that I wad not happy. I was happy, I was getting work. As I said I liked the script of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. It wasn’t like I wanted to make a shift to Bollywood. When I got the opportunity to do this movie and the script was so good, I wanted to be part of this movie.
How has the experience shooting for your debut Hindi film been?
Trust me, it’s been very good. I have had so much fun. I’m new, Armaan is new, director Arif sir is new, so all of us have that energy to work harder and prove something to the audience. So that really helped and we have been knowing each other for the last one and half years considering we started with auditions and classes. So the journey has been so long that we ended up spending so much time with each other and became friends. This is the first time that any of the movies I have ever done including south where the entire unit keeps meeting each other even after shooting is done.
How was Armaan as a co-star? You must have been aware that more emphasis would be given to him than you…
Armaan has been a great costar. We have started our journeys together. He was very eager to give his best performance and because of that I felt even my performance enhanced. On seeing him asking for more retakes I felt even I should do that. I felt my points also became better in comparison to him. There’s no pressure as such because when people reach theatre is when they are actually going to judge you. Luckily, the movie is about two people. Yes, there’s a pressure in the sense that it’s your debut movie. It has nothing to do with Armaan. Whatever has to happen, will happen.
I’ll be doing two movies with Illuminati but I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next.
Will you keep doing South films as well?
I haven’t actually sat and thought wondering now what exactly is going to be the next step. I’m just waiting for this movie to release now and to get reaction from the audience as to what they liked and what they didn’t like. That will help me judge which direction I’m going. As of now everything is open depending on how this film will do. I’m hoping the good buzz will help the movie. AR Rahman sir’s music will help getting more footfalls. After my father saw the film, he said besides me and Armaan everyone else has done a good job. Jokes aside, what he meant was the entire unit; right from cameraman to DoP to editor to makeup and choreographer… everyone has done a good job.
How did you react when you saw the film?
It’s a movie that I like. Mere type ki movie hai. As an audience I would love to go watch such film. Let’s see what the audience has to say to this.