By News Helpline, Mumbai - 09th November, 2019
Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar, who next will be seen in a Netflix film titled ‘House Arrest’, has said that she shares very natural tuning and chemistry with Ali Fazal with whom she earlier worked in a web series named ‘Mirzapur’.
Shriya Pilgaonkar was interacting with the media to promote ‘House Arrest’ on Friday in Mumbai.
Before, ‘House Arrest’ Shriya Pilgaonkar and Ali Fazal have collaborated with each other in Excel Entertainment’s web series named ‘Mirzapur’ sharing her equation with Ali Fazal, Shriya said, “I think ‘Mirzapur’ and ‘House Arrest’ is completely different project than each other so, I hope that audience will appreciate our work in ‘House Arrest’. I feel that Ali and I have very natural tuning and chemistry. We are good friends. I really enjoy working with him. He is very intelligent and talented boy so, I feel very inspired whenever I work him.”
Talking about her next release, Shriya said, “‘House Arrest’ is my first Netflix original film and I am very excited about it. Ali (Fasal) and I are going to be seen together in this film once again after ‘Mirzapur’ in a completely different avatar. ‘House Arrest’ is about this boy named Karan (Ali Fazal) who just refuses to get out of his house since few months. I am playing role of a journalist named Saira and she feels very curious about this guy when she comes to know about him so, she visits his house and then, they get to know each other and both of them learn from each other so, that’s the story of the film.”
When asked Shriya what made her to be a part of ‘House Arrest’, she said, “I genuinely liked story of this film. When you read some scripts, you feel that you have to be part of that project so, this film was one of them. It has really unique story. We shot this entire film in 25 days in one location and one costume. Apart from Ali and me, there are only 2-3 characters in the film so, that was really different experience. We did a lot of workshops and readings before shooting the film because we wanted to develop graphs of our characters so, it was a wonderful learning process and we had a lot of fun while working on this film.”
Talking about her upcoming projects, Shriya said, “Apart from ‘House Arrest’, ‘Bhangra Paa Le’ is my next film which also stars Sunny Kaushal. I am playing Punjabi girl in that film. My track is set in the period of 1940s so, to prepare for my role, I learnt playing dhol and it was a lot of fun. It’s my first film where I am performing on a song so, I am feeling excited about it.”
She added, “Next year, I am making my Tamil and Telugu debut along with Rana Dagubbatti which is named as ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. It’s a trilingual film and it will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. I am also doing a film called ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’ along with Anubhav Sinha. I am also doing a film and a web series but I can’t talk about it. I want to work in films and web space not just in Indian but on international platforms as well. When I see Ali’s (Fazal) graph that makes feel like it’s wonderful to get opportunities in international projects as well.”
When asked Shriya what kind of films she wants to do in future, she said, “If anyone is making biopic on P.V. Sindhu, then I want to do that because I play badminton really well. I want to be a part of an action film as well and a typical bollywood masala film whoever is available to work in those films because nowadays, everybody is very busy.”
Ali Fazal and Shriya Pilgaonkar starrer ‘House Arrest’ is streaming on Netflix from 15th November.