After doing popular films down south such as Notebook, Bangalore Days, Poo and Prithvi, it took Parvathy some time before she decided to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’. The actress says that for her, till a few years ago, Bollywood wasn’t the space she would have time and energy for. “A few years ago, Bollywood did seem like a very intimidating space to me and I felt I don’t have the energy, time and space for it. I’d rather read a book than try and manoeuvre my way into this labyrinth. But when Tanuja Chandra(director of ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’) came, she was so straightforward. It felt like I was doing a movie in Malayalam and not in Hindi cinema. It was only after doing the movie that I understood the marketing structure of films here and how different it is from the south. You would never see me wearing makeup or in elaborate costumes, but there’s a certain way the audience here expects you to be and I am enjoying it. I am very amused with this world,” says Parvathy, who was in Delhi recently with her co-star Irrfan to promote the film.
‘Didn’t want to do a film where script narration to an actress wasn’t important’
Parvathy adds that before signing Tanuja’s film, she had three offers from Bollywood, but none worked out. “One was a project that went on to become a huge hit, but as a woman I felt it was regressive. For the second one, the dates didn’t work out, and the third one never really reached the stage of script narration because they didn’t think narrating the script to an actress was important. I would like to be contacted for projects where scripts are narrated to the actress and her inputs are equally important. It hasn’t been an easy path – for one-and-a-half years my phone didn’t ring and that caused me a lot of distress. But I always believed that if I have done good work, it will come back to me and it happened. My criteria for selecting a Bollywood film remained the same. My focus has only been on doing films with good teams – teams that came from the same school of thought as mine. In the past, I have worked with some directors who seemed progressive, but I realised the chauvinism in them much later,” the actress says.
Source-Times Of India
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