We caught up with Bollywood actress Nushrratt Bharuccha and she spoke about her upcoming movie “Chhalaang” directed by Hansal Mehta and starring Rajkummar Rao.
Bharuccha made her acting debut in 2006. The 2011 buddy drama “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” marked her first commercial success. She had her biggest successes by portraying the female lead in the comedies “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2” (2015), “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” (2018), and “Dream Girl” (2019).
During the interview, Bharuccha talks about how Hansal Mehta has always been one of her dream directors and how the movie was made with a lot of love.
In “Chhalaang” Mahinder “Montu” Hooda (Rajkummar Rao) is quite content with his life where he lives with his parents and teaches PT at his old high school, a job he didn’t get by being qualified but through his dad (Satish Kaushik) putting in a good word with Principal Usha (Ila Arun). Montu could care less about the students’ physical activity or the school’s sports prospects. He, in fact, happily gives away PT periods to other subject teachers who need it to complete their syllabus.
Enter Ms. Neelima “Neelu” (Nushrratt Bharuccha), the new Computer teacher at the school, a Delhi-educated modern-day woman. Our hero, Montu, instantly falls head over heels for her and does everything he can think of to impress her. Enter I.M.Singh (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub), the new government-appointed PT teacher at the school and the villain in Montu’s life. Montu realizes that three things are now at stake – the job he never really cared about, the love of his life, and most important of all, his pride. Will Montu quit his job to protect his pride, or will he stick around to prove his worth?
While the first half of “Chhalaang” appears to be more of a typical Bollywood rom-com, the second half picks up pace turning the movie into an overall family entertainment package. As Nushrratt Bharuccha had herself described it in her exclusive interview with DissDash, the movie was made for children and is a sports comedy. The latter half of the movie focuses on sports education and how little attention it receives from Indian parents. As Montu describes it in one of his dialogues – we all want our children to become Sachin Tendulkar and Saina Nehwal, but none of us want to put in the effort to be their parents.
Check out the full interview right here:
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.