The way the Veere Di Wedding cast treated me, caught me off-guard: Sumeet Vyas
Actor Sumeet Vyas says everyone on the set of Veere Di Wedding was treated with respect, thanks to the friendly all-female star cast comprising actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.Updated: May 22, 2018, 17:12 IST
Actor Sumeet Vyas, who will be seen opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan in the multi-starrer, Veere Di Wedding, happens to be the only male lead actor in the film. Asked how it was teaming up with Kareena, whose love interest he plays in the film, Sumeet says, “It was lovely working with her. She’s a thorough professional. She comes really prepared on set, and hits the right note in every take. It was inspiring to see her commitment to the craft.”
Having been cast opposite an A-list star and not having had a chance to interact with Kareena prior to filming, brought its own set of apprehensions for Sumeet. However, he says that not for once did he have to worry about his on-screen chemistry with Kareena, because off screen, all of the female cast, including Kareena, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, made him feel welcome.
“The way the entire cast treated me as an equal, it honestly caught me off guard, as I was an outsider to their circle while all of them are friends, off-screen too,” says Sumeet, admitting that he had come on board the film “with my own set of prejudices about films with big stars”.
“I was apprehensive about the atmosphere on set, but I was pleasantly surprised with the way everyone was treated — with respect and dignity, irrespective of their designation. It’s only natural, when you’re working with a bunch of highly successful and famous people, to want to protect your dignity and find that space and comfort where you can deliver your best. I must say, I didn’t need to put any effort in this direction,” adds Sumeet, who is a well-known face on the Hindi web series scene.
The actor also credits his director Shashanka Ghosh and producer Rhea Kapoor for “creating an atmosphere where everyone feels secure and taken care of so they could give their best.”
Did the fact that Sonam, Kareena and Shikha are all star kids hailing from film backgrounds, ever bother Sumeet? “No. Honestly I’m too in-my-zone to care about who comes from where. For me, after half an hour, they’re all co-workers working towards one goal; to tell a story,” says the actor, who has been seen in films such as English Vinglish (2012) and Ribbon (2017).
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