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Actress spent a day with an undertrial to get into the skin of her character
Nimisha Tiwari (BOMBAY TIMES; May 6, 2011)
Ladies, there’s a new housewife in town! This one’s with an adventurous streak. Shefali Shah plays a desperate housewife, who runs into a criminal, in her forthcoming film Kucch Luv Jaisaa. And to get a firsthand feel of her character, she decided to visit a jail.
Dressed in a simple kurti and jeans, sans make-up and without informing either her director or her costar Rahul Bose, she spent one day in a jail with an undertrial. “It was unnerving, of course,” she admits. “I wanted to be honest and absolutely non-judgmental towards him. And in some time, I realised that we did share a common ground of what two human beings could possibly share. We talked of everything under the sun, including small things that matter such as the food in the jail,” confessed Shefali.
After Satya and Monsoon Wedding, Shefali may have suffered a stereotypical fixture in Bollywood, but sure enough she wanted to break that mould and offer something realistic. “It’s true that I wanted to challenge my past roles and come up with something fresh and exciting. I so wanted to destroy my comfort zone and break free. Thankfully, I could do that with this film,” adds a much-slimmer Shefali.
By Taran Adarsh, November 6, 2009 – 09:42 IST
Madhur Bhandarkar is synonymous with thought-provoking, hard-hitting films. Right from CHANDNI BAR to FASHION, the expert storyteller has made movies that hold tremendous shock-value. In turn, Madhur has cultivated a rich fan-base for his films.
With JAIL, Madhur not only makes you visit a prison, but also makes you peep into the psyche of a prisoner. In the recent past, Sriram Raghavan’s EK HASINA THI [2004; Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar] and Nazim Rizvi’s UNDERTRIAL [2007; Rajpal Yadav] narrated the travails and anguish of innocents who were falsely implicated in a case. Besides, Nagesh Kukunoor’s TEEN DEEWAREIN [2003; Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Nagesh Kukunoor] too narrated the story of three convicts. But JAIL is different from the above-named films.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Besides watching a thought-provoking story on celluloid, one has also come to expect incredible performances in a Madhur Bhandarkar movie. And JAIL too is embellished with superb performances from its key actors.//
JAIL transports you to a hitherto unknown world that most of us haven’t seen and if this is its USP, it’s also something that might go against it. Irrespective of how strong its merits are, a section of moviegoers [read families/kids], who generally tilt towards feel-good/sunshine/entertainment-filled cinema, might skip this film due to its dry [and at times depressing] theme.
In a nutshell, JAIL mirrors a reality in true More >