From TV to films, this ace film / TV star has done it all in her career spanning two decades now, in a recent interview, Delnaaz Irani says I go beyond script in comedy else I am a director’s actor.
Speaking of the kind of roles she wishes to explore and do apart from comedy, Delnaaz Irani says I go beyond script in comedy else I am a director’s actor.
Also talking about how comedy is always about improvising on the spot and being spontaneous, Delnaaz Irani says I go beyond script in comedy else I am a director’s actor.
From theatre to TV and films, actress Delnaaz Irani has done it all. Even after being in the industry for over two decades now, she doesn’t mind going by the book and follow the director strictly, however, she confessed that with comedy it’s different. Explaining about the same, she said, “I am very much a director’s actor, you tell me what to do and I’ll do that. Comedy comes naturally to me so I go beyond the script in comedy otherwise I am a complete director’s actor. In comedy, it’s impromptu, and I do a lot to the character. I feel it’s up to the director as well as in how well can you leave the artist, otherwise certain people are like ‘no just stick to what is told’ and I am happy with that as well”.
Known for her perfect comic timing, Delnaaz has also garnered the audience’s attention with her performance in shows like Choti Sarrdaarni or Tata Sky Adbhut Kahaniyan’s Hijack. She shared that she wants to do characters that are interesting and leave an impact on the viewers and talking about this point, she says, “I want to portray exciting characters. I always say comedy comes naturally to me, but besides comedy, I would love to do a negative character or play a conventional mom to the hero or the heroine in a social drama. I wouldn’t mind doing a feel-good show wherein there are some characters which are like basic, they are neutral, they are neither negative nor positive, it could be a grey shade. I am open to all kinds of roles now, I don’t want to stick to just one thing”.
After doing over ten films and close to twenty-five TV shows including reality series as well, she admitted that it doesn’t take her much time to shift from one character to another, in fact, once the camera is off she easily comes back to her real self and sharing details on same, Delnaaz says, “I have had situations in life where I was not very happy, I was going through a turmoil and I would still go on the set and do comedy. Once the camera is rolling I am making people laugh, and doing comedy, but the moment the director says ‘cut’, I am on my phone doing my thing which is probably very different from the character I am playing. So I am a complete switch-on and switch-off actress,” Delnaaz said. But when it comes to choosing a project, she is not a picky one and accepts whatever comes her way. She stressed that being an actor her main aim is to be seen by the audience, even if it is in a two-minute cameo. “I don’t say no to work or projects. I love my work. But a lot of things interest me like money is important, but the character is most important. It should be interesting in terms of something for me to do even if it is like a small role. To be very honest there has not been a single project that was not worth my while”.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) fame actress Delnaaz Irani concluded the interview by telling, “Even if the smallest of the small role comes my way I usually take it up because I know I’ll be seen and loved in that role. I will be appreciated even if it is a two-minute cameo. I am very confident that I will bring a change even in that two-minute scene. I am very confident about my craft, my appearance, my presentation so I generally don’t say no to projects that come my way”.