Actress Aahana Kumra says she is glad that she got a chance to work with Soni Razdan, Mahesh Bhatt and Pankaj Tripathi in “Yours Truly”.
“I am very grateful that I got to work with Soni Razdan, Mahesh Bhatt and Pankaj Tripathi in a film,” Aahana said.
“Though I don’t share the screen space with Mahesh Bhatt, but the fact that (I share) screen name with three of them is whimsical, because Pankaj Tripathi is an actor who I really look up to and Soni was so warm, so wonderful and welcoming to work. Our chemistry is very visible in the film,” she added.
Aahana’s “Yours Truly” had its world premiere at 23rd Busan International Film Festival on October 9. The film, directed by Sanjoy Nag, was also screened on October 10 and October 11 at the fest.
“The film really does hit the right notes and it really came out like a life for us and watching it in Korea with a very welcoming audience. This is not an Indian audience so they react to the film very differently from what you expect from the Indian audience. It was a bit overwhelming for all of us,” Aahana said.
Based on Annie Zaidi’s book, “The one that was announced”, an extract from “Love Story # 1 to 14”, the Hindi romance-drama revolves around Mithi who discovers age is no barrier for love nor propriety and social norms; that you can fall in love with just a voice while imagining the person behind it.
Aahana says the story is about a “woman in loneliness”.
“That’s really the life of most people in Korea and rather in most Asian countries. They identified with the story very very deeply,” she added.
Talking about her role, Aahana said: “The only thing which I prepared for was that I had to sing a Bengali song and by the end of it, I and Soni were masters with the song and sing it anywhere and anytime.”