Tara Sharma shining bright
From a naive girl next-door in Om Jai Jagdish to the bold and the beautiful model in Page 3, Tara Sharma has always been experimenting with the characters in her films. She has effortlessly struck a balance between mainstream, parallel and commercial cinema. And, for all those who thought she had disappeared from the scene, she is all ready to spring a surprise on you!
Talking about her soon to-be-releasing film, she says, “It’s a suspense thriller which has really funny moments. It has a stellar cast and I have a fun character to play. I play a nerdy architect who starts staying in this house and becomes the caretaker of the house and later becomes an alibi to a crime that happens. The best part about my character is that people will keep wondering till the end whether I’m on the good side or the bad one.” Wow! That sure sounds interesting.
What about the rumours doing the rounds that she had given up films for good? “I didn’t disappear, I was working round the clock. But, for some reason or the other, the releases kept getting delayed. It was quite frustrating being asked the question about disappearing. Now, you’ll see me on the big screen as I have seven movies slated for release!” Seven? That’s quite a number. So, what are the films like? “An English film, The Other End Of The Line; Suno Na, in which I play a single pregnant woman; Mocktails by the director of Bheja Fry; Amavas, which is a horror film, The Whisperers with Rahul Bose and Manoj Bajpai, a Karan Johar venture opposite Vivek Oberoi; Ae Fasaa; and also Dulha Mil Gaya are on my list,” she says.
Experimenting with her characters is one thing, but she generally doesn’t experiment with her looks for a film, does she? “I am not very experimental with my hair or my look. I like keeping it simple. You’ll never hear of any plastic surgery about me. But, I experiment a lot with my movies. There’s a comedy, a thriller, a political film and a horror movie!” exclaims Tara. How has it been balancing parallel cinema and mainstream cinema? “I have been really lucky, touchwood. Personally, if I like the script, I go ahead. If the people I’m working with are good then I go ahead and take up the role. I don’t need a huge role in the film, substance matters more,” explains she.
Since she is keeping so busy with her films, how is life post marriage? “Absolutely blissful. We both come from the media back grounds and so Rupak and I understand each other and our work really well. We encourage each other,” says she happily. Let’s hope Tara never runs out of the good times!