MUMBAI: Wamiqa Gabbi is currently busy garnering praise for her performance in the web series Jubilee. The series started streaming on Amazon Prime Video a few days ago, and it has been getting a great response.
TellyChakkar recently interacted with Wamiqa and spoke to her about the response she is getting for Jubilee, the preparation she did for her role, and a lot more...
What response are you getting for Jubilee?
The response has been great. Everybody knows by now that people are loving the series, and the way they are talking about its cinematography, direction, and music, it’s just overwhelming.
The series is set in the 40s and 50s. So, did you do any research for your character or just followed the director’s vision?
For the in-film songs and scenes, I watched a lot of 40s and 50s songs and films; mostly songs. But, for my character, it was more about understanding any person from that era because she is from Lucknow and comes to Bombay, and has her personal journey. It’s not like I had a specific reference for Niloufer’s character, so I just understood what was happening around during the 40s and 50s, especially in her life, and accordingly, I prepared for it. Niloufer is a fun character, so it was fun exploring her.
As you said it was a fun character, but there are some intense scenes especially the one in the brothel when you come to Bombay. So, when you play such characters does it take a toll on your mental health or you are an actor who leaves the character on the sets?
The reason I am an actor is that I get to live someone else’s life. So, I have to accept everything that comes with it. It is something beautiful or something sad; I need to accept it with the same love and warmth. The same is with my characters, if they are going through something nice, and beautiful, and they are very happy, then I am very happy. But, if the character is experiencing sadness and going through something hard, I will accept it too and I will empathize with my character. I think it’s also about what kind of a person you are and how you deal with your problems. I live with the problems that my characters go through because I know that I am living their lives without any consequences. So, it’s just overwhelming to play them and live their life. I am not doing this just to feel happy and dance, I want to live the journey of my character. So, it doesn’t mentally take a toll on me, but I am sure all my characters have taught me a lot and that’s something I take from them.
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