Neha Sharma stars as Lallo in Zee5’s upcoming horror comedy Aafat-e-Ishq, which is set to premiere on October 29. In an exclusive conversation with IndiaToday.in, Neha Sharma spoke about the filming of the film during the Covid era, her idea of a perfect date, and how it relates to her character Lallo.
Speaking about her movie, Neha Sharma said, “Aafat-e-Ishq has been a ride. I’m super excited because honestly, these kinds of movies don’t happen every day. It’s a fabulous story and a wonderful team that worked on this project. Anyone who watches it will really appreciate it because when I read the script I really enjoyed it. It’s a horror comedy and there is no been a lot of movies like that. There was Stree, there was Go Goa Gone. But it’s one of a kind. “
Asked about her character, Lallo, Neha said, “Lallo is a strange character who lives in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, with Bauji, played by Ila ji (Ila Arun) in a bungalow. She is his babysitter, his housekeeper. She is his caretaker. is everything for Ila ji. The story is about Lallo turning 30 and her best friend Suhani, who works in a salon, tells her “it’s high time you find a guy or you miss the boat”. She tells him about Manister, which is a dating app. Man + Mister is Manister. It is the brainchild of our director Indrajit (Nattoji). On Manister, Lallo meets these suitors, and the story tells what happens when she meets them. There is also an element of the supernatural, which makes it interesting. “
Neha can relate to Lallo, who is looking for love. “There are a lot of things that make you identify with Lallo. She’s full of life and someone looking for love. It’s something everyone can relate to. because everyone wants to find the love of their life. I She’s a wonderful human being, that I can relate to. Obviously I can’t relate to the supernatural. As a woman, I feel what Lallo feels most of the time. “
When asked if she has tried dating apps like Lallo did in the movie, Neha Sharma said that as a celebrity she finds it difficult to use such apps. “I’ve definitely downloaded them (dating apps) to see how they work, but it’s not easy for actors to use them because people probably already know you. They have a sense of what you’re going to look like. . The beauty of a dating app is that you get to know a person. So you don’t have to know a person to actually know them. I think that’s tough ground for actors. I saw how it works. works but I wish there was an easier way for actors to meet people.It has to be organic.
Neha’s character is dating men in Aafat-e-Ishq. Sharing her idea of a perfect date, Neha joked, “It could be anywhere. It should be two people trying to get to know each other and trying to give each other space to express themselves freely. only then will you get to know a person. Instead of being pretentious and projecting an image, I think a date is perfect when two people are real and honest with each other. “And there has to be love. If you’re not in love, then I don’t think a date is really going to work. On the first date, you have to at least love the business.” “
Aafat-e-Ishq was shot during the Covid-19 pandemic. Neha reveals how petrified she was to shoot with 100 to 200 people on sets. “It was weird. There’s no other way to describe it. We were all petrified. We didn’t know how it was going to turn out. We were in a bubble and weren’t allowed to meet anyone. ‘one from outside the crew. Thank goodness we finished the movie with everyone safe and sound. It was kind of weird because when you play people are very close. There were people falling over me on top of it all the time, as you can see in the trailer. They were breathing on me and I was petrified. It was hard to get emotional when you’re busy thinking in your head, ‘I hope I do. will not catch Covid ‘. “
Aafat-e-Ishq was adapted from the Hungarian film Liza, The Fox Fairy. However, Neha did not watch the movie. “In fact, my director Indrajit (Nattoji) asked us not to watch Liza, The Fox Fairy. It’s not a remake but an adaptation. It’s a very different medium because it’s set in UP. C It’s a whole different feeling. He didn’t want us to pick up anything from Liza. “
In addition to filming, Neha has also been over-watching these days. When asked what she was currently addicted to she replied, “I just saw Squid Game and I think it’s phenomenal. It was my first Korean drama. There have been a lot of unofficial remakes. Korean movies in Hindi. I’ve seen a few. But now there’s going to be a lot more Korean stuff I’m going to watch. “
Neha Sharma has finished filming season 2 of Illegal. The series is in post-production. It will be released in the first week of November. Her film Jogira Sara Ra Ra, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is also finished, but they are planning a theatrical release, which could take place early next year.