We often use the phrase “veni, vidi, vici” for someone like you, who saw as much success as you in such a short time. How did you manage to do that?
Thank you so much for your kind words. About success, I cannot judge for myself if I am successful or not, only the audience can do that.
In last year’s Eid, your films Bossgiri and Shooter were released almost simultaneously. Bossgiri was a huge hit, Shooter did well too. However, both your films were with Shakib Khan, as well as your current films. Why do you only work with Shakib Khan?
(Laughs) That’s an interesting question. Everyone wants to do good work, and I am not an exception to that. I initially signed Bossgiri and Shooter with Shakib Khan, and it was a big achievement for me because he is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Dhaliwood. The two movies you mentioned were loved by the audience, and they really appreciated me and Shakib as a duo. However, it really doesn’t mean that I am not going to work with anyone else, I have a long way to go as an actress and will definitely share the screen with someone new if I see good prospect in an offer.
You have been subjected to many rumors, complications and speculations over the past few months over your relationship with Shakib Khan. How much of the rumors are true?
First of all, I’d like to say that when it comes to pairings in films, people love to speculate that two people are “together” because they are paired in back-to-back films. When the fans accept two people as an on-screen couple, there are naturally rumors about their real-life activities as well. Of course, that means that our pairing is successful as people are at least thinking about us. To be honest, I’m quite enjoying it.
But isn’t it possible that among the rumors, two people might really start liking each other after fans speculating so many things? We are humans after all, and it is natural to start having feelings for someone who you’ve worked with for quite a while.
Well, this is the beauty of it. People think in that way because it is quite fun to ship someone off with another. But if I start doing back-to-back films with another actor, people might as well start contemplating that something is going on between us as well. The same goes for Shakib. If he introduces a new actress and does a few films with her, more rumors will surface. I think we should take it very normally.