‘Working with Naseeruddin, Arshad learning experience’
Bollywood actor Sagarika Ghatge says it was a learning experience working with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in the upcoming film Irada.
The film, which revolves around a social issue, brings back the pairing of Naseeruddin and Arshad who worked together in Ishqiya and its sequel Dedh Ishqiya.
Sagarika, best known for her debut role as Preeti Sabarwal in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chak De! India, says Naseeruddin has tremendous energy as an actor.
“Working with Naseeruddin and Arshad has been a learning experience. Naseeruddin Sir has lots of energy. We shot for a combined scene recently and the feeling was amazing. He has a very warm presence on the set,” said Sagarika.“While Arshad, more than anything else, is spontaneous and keeps on doing improvisations. That is a great quality to have as an actor because you get to a learn a lot as co-stars,” she added. Irada is helmed by debutant directors Aparna Singh and Nishant Tripathi. The actor says the directors got in touch with her as they had liked her performance in Chak De! India.
“Aparna got in touch with me because she had seen Chak De and said she needed somebody like that character who is strong, independent and voices her opinion. That is how I came on board for the film.”
Sagarika, who also participated in season six of TV reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, has no plans to do any more shows on the small screen.