This is Raksha and Hasnain's second film. We usually talk of onscreen chemistry, how was their off-screen bonding as filmmakers?
They both have a different style. Raksha is little strict and a perfectionist. Hasnain is very friendly and easy going. Hasnain will prefer talking to you a lot before the scene. Raksha will prefer to give crisp instruction before the scene. Their directing styles have really worked for the film so it proves that both of them are highly talented.
Is The Train inspired from any English film?
The title of the film is The Train - Some lines should never be crossed. So it says the full story of the film. Train has a regular life from one station to the other and then boredom sets in. If you try to stray off from a line you may take up a different path altogether, which may not be the best thing for you. This is what the title implies. The skeleton is quite similar to an English film but it's a different take. Everybody tries to explain extramarital affairs for various reasons you know and here we have a different reason for it.
You also have a dance number in the film. How good you are at dancing?
Like I said I have learnt at Shamak Davar's dancing school and I do have a flair for dancing so it was lot of fun. Remo choreographed my dance and Raksha was little skeptical that I would not be able to do complicated steps. Modestly when I actually finished the whole thing every one started clapping. As a newcomer it means so much to me. It's like a big pat on your back when people appreciate you, it means a lot. I feel this is one for the best memories of this film.
Your co-star Geeta Basra has already worked with Emraan Hashmi in Dil Diya Hai. Was there any sense of competition with her?
No the truth is both of us never crossed each other in the film. I do not have any scenes with her. We don't cross paths in the film. I have a different track altogether and vice versa. Since we don't have any scenes together we never met each other on the sets. We only met each other whenever we went for an outdoor schedule. We would catch up for parties and that's how much I know Geeta. But I would love to know more of her. We never graduated to the length of fighting or finding issues with each other.
Of late, actresses are quite open to the thought of onscreen kissing and exposure. Are you equally open-minded?
I honestly feel that an actor has to do everything. I am ok with glamorous scenes but only if the scene demands. I am not here to sell myself for the sake of glamour. I may not be able to carve my niche if I am not able to put across my acting prowess. If there is something that I would like to be known as, it's as a stunning performer. I am here for my work and not simply for my beauty.
Has this Train given you tickets for any new destination in Bollywood?
Well, there are many offers coming in but more than fifty percent are bullshit. After seeing my performance in The Train, the producers (Bajajs) have signed me for two more films. I have signed a contract for three movies with producer, Shyam Bajaj.