Actress Aditi Rao Hydari called Nusrat her character in “Girl with the perfect sunshine” in The Girl on the Train. According to Aditi, despite Nusrat being adapted from Megan in the Hollywood original, the Netflix film has a lot going on around her.
The Girl on the Train is a Hindi remake of the original 2016 film based on Paula Hawkins best novel of the same name. In the psychological thriller Emily Blunt played the lead role, while Haley Bennett played Megan. The Bollywood version featuring Parineeti Chopra is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.
We know that Megan was a mysterious, emotionally distraught girl who is murdered at the core. So, how different is Nusrat from him? Ribhu rewrote this character. He brought a lot behind him. I really liked the way she juxtaposed these two very contrasting characters, where Meera (Parineeti Chopra) is the one who is going through this turmoil and the girl Nusrat on the balcony, this is the perfect sunny girl . It is just like she is living through it. In the original film, Megan is a mysterious girl on the balcony. But, Nusrat is very flesh and blood, ”Aditi told indianexpress.com, in an exclusive conversation.
Aditi further said that Nusrat’s dance gave the character a new look, which made him special. “What I really liked about Nusrat at the script level is that everything she does – happiness, sadness, whatever it is, comes out through her dance. Ribhu made her a dancer. You won’t see much of it in the film. But, I felt that this is a very important element. I know music and dance and, I know how important these fine things are to a person, how it brings something special to a person, ”said Preity.
According to the original story, an unfortunate incident brings Nusrat (Aditi) and Meera (Parineeti) to the opposite end of the spectrum, revealing the dark sides of both characters. Aditi praised the way director Ribhu played with two female leads in the film.
“Every character Ribhu has written is layered. I liked how he played with the opposing world Meera and Nusrat. I think it really attracted me. I don’t know how I played it. I am one of those trusted people who walk on a set and surrender themselves to the story. I like to work like this. “
With regard to the plot of The Girl on the Train, how often does Aditi imagine the past stories of strangers she sees around her? “I do so many people who see and imagine my life. I’m probably the only person who can get lost in London, because I’m zoned out and I’m starting to dream, I’ll get off at the wrong station, get on the wrong train because I’m in a dreamland. I do all kinds of stupid things (laughs). “
Also starring Avinash Tiwari and Kerry Kulhari, The Girl on the Train was released on Netflix on 26 February.