May 16, 2020, 06:42 PM IST
Mumbai (Ankita Tiwari). Tigmanshu Dhulia's film 'Haasta', released in 2003, has completed 17 years today. The film starred Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Rishita Bhatt and Ashutosh Rana. Recently, the lead actress of the film, Rishita, in a conversation with Bhaskar, worked with Irrfan Khan and shared some special things related to the film.
Rishita Bhatt told, 'Achhaat' is a very special film for me because this film has established me like an actress. The film was made in a time where no one showed the story of small towns. Nowadays, many films tell the story of small towns. Somewhere I think they are in the footsteps of 'Achha'. During that time commercial films used to make more but Tigmanshu Dhulia made a different film which brought a change in the film industry. The dialogues of this film were also very popular, even today many people remember them.
I liked to read the script
I remember when I was very young and was shooting a lot of films. When Tigmanshu sent me the script he had received, it was very different, serious and intense. I liked the script at first but then I also asked the mother to read the script. When she read the script, she found my role very challenging. He advised me that I must do this film. Achievement proved to be very successful for me, after which I received many offers. I consider myself lucky to work in this film as a female lead.
When the climax shoot of this film was done at the Kumbh Mela
For the shoot 10 days we went to a real Kumbh Mela. This Kumbh Mela used to come once in 100 years and when we went there we had a lot of difficulty shooting because it was not easy to shoot at the actual location. We had permission to shoot at the fair but it was impossible for us to control the crowd. I spent 10 days in a tent. During a scene we had to run away, but the saints present there thought that someone was really driving me away and they used to shout in the middle that they were driving the girl away. This schedule was quite difficult.
Special was to work with Irrfan Khan
I remember that the film had a lot of intense scenes and dialogue. Irrfan Khan used to speak these dialogues very easily. Dialogue was a unique method of delivery. He was a very natural actor. I will always have a lot of love and respect for them. The scene shot with him is memorable.