Nusrat Bharucha

Actress Nushrratt Bharucha has always tried to stay away from her preconceptions and opinions when choosing projects. And her most recent album, Janhit Mein Jaari, confirms the sentiment.

"I began as a girl who no one liked because she was a rude and manipulative friend. I've come from a place of hate until now. I can't imagine that anyone would have picked an acting role that entailed such a risk... The team was aware that we weren't stupid or ignorant. We chose to do this," she tells us when she refers to her movie, the Pyaar Ka Punchnama franchise.

She says, "At one point, I was accused of being a villain (Sonu Kitty Titu, sweety, 2018,). I don't believe I was ever afraid to support the script or the importance to play the part beyond my personal prejudices or personal beliefs or opinions about the role... I've got three or four additional female-led films in the pipeline. I'm not sure why this happens. There's no way I'm going out looking for it. However, I believe the most satisfying part is the fact that people are taking to it. I am a woman with a voice, and has a space of her own".

The 37-year-old woman is sold condoms in a tiny town located in Madhya Pradesh in her latest release. The film seeks to spark a debate regarding illegal abortions, overpopulation, and the stigma that condoms carry.

"The subject matter gave me the chance to write a headline on a topic which I do not consider unpalatable. Rarely have I surrendered to peer pressure or societal pressure and so the decision (doing the movie) did not come as a hard decision," the actor shares.

She goes on to say, "I think we should take a step that is beneficial for everyone Moving forward into the future, instead of going backwards and being trapped in a mold made by people with their own motives. The molds that are created aren't needed and are not relevant anymore".

"If we want to know the importance of women being independent financially, they should work and pursue an education... As I'm the sole breadwinner in my family. There are numerous women who are leading the way. Toh incheezun mein Aake aake"hum sharam jayenege toh kaise chalega" one of the Dream Girl (2019), Chhorii and Ajeeb Daastaans (both 2021) actors are mentioned.