Ileana's shooting experience in a 'filthy' prison
Mumbai: Actor Ileana D'Cruz, who is playing a queen in a royal family of Rajasthan in the upcoming film Baadshaho, says some sequences of the movie were shot in a real "filthy" prison and that added to her performance.
Sharing her experience of shooting in the film, Ileana said: "My character Geetanjali is based on a real character from Rajasthan's royal family. I found the character very interesting, so was the shooting process. As my character goes through a journey, various emotional ups and down comes in the way. One of the memorable shooting experiences was during the shoot in a filthy jail. It was quite a suffocating space where we shot. Interestingly, my character was also going through a suffocating phase of her life in the film. So I think shooting in the filthy prison added to my performance in the film. Oh God... There was some weird stink... But the whole atmosphere added some authenticity to the character," said the actor.
Set in 1975, during the time of Emergency, the story of Baadshaho revolves around a royal family. According to Ileana, this is one of the rare characters she is portraying that is quite close to her personality. "Geetanjali goes through a lot of troubles without losing her cool because she is a strong woman, sure in her head about what she wants. There are some similarities in my journey too.
"Fortunately, I have a very good upbringing that makes me a quite a strong person" said Ileana.