as an actor, trying to understand my character was an exhaustive experience. She is completely different from me, so the moment we were on the sets, I had to unlearn Vaani and become Tara. There were days when I not sure about my portrayal of Tara. It was important for me to be convinced about what Tara is doing, but the process wasnt easy.
The most important thing was to make sure that I do complete justice to my character and perform with the same amount of consistency in all the scenes. I wont deny the fact that I was nervous, but the entire shooting experience was totally worth it. Coming from a non-filmy background, I have learned and improvised at every step. In between shots, I would observe Sushant (Singh Rajput) and learn how he would enact different scenes. All these tiny little observations on the sets helped my performance in a big way.
I dont look up to anyone in particular. I just try to learn from actors who are successful in their career, be it Meryl Streep, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor or Anushka Sharma.
Presently, I dont have any projects in hand, but I am looking forward to the response that my character gets in the film.
By Priya Adivarekar