- I feel so grateful to have worked with him Jim Sarbh
- He says director Bhansali cares about 'every single element in his frame'
- Padmaavat is releasing on January 25
Jim told IANS: "In Padmaavat, you are pushed to be as good as the frame, to have a presence that lives up to the grand, operatic, intricate, beautiful frame that you inhabit. I love trying to rise to that. I heard that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has an eye for detail, and it shows in his work, but seeing it first hand is a powerful experience."
"I feel so grateful to have worked with someone who so deeply cares about his film, about every single element in his frame. For me, that is the most important thing, everything else falls by the wayside. If I see that everything the director does is motivated by trying to achieve the best, I can accept anything. I can try to do anything you want. I am immediately, passionately, on your team," he added.
Besides Padmaavat, Jim will also be seen in Aditya Vikram Sengupta directorial Jonaki, a Bengali film, where he will be playing the role of a lover of an 80-year-old woman, who goes into coma and recounts her time with him in her younger days.
On portraying the two roles which are "diametrically different", Jim said even the genres are poles apart. However, he said the common factor is two passionate filmmakers.
"Jonaki is a dreamscape: it's slow, it's not restricted to what the actor brings. Padmaavat is an operatic, period, blockbuster. What I liked about both of these filmmakers is that they care deeply about the frame," said Jim.
Drawing a comparison, the 30-year-old actor said that in Padmaavat, he was constantly striving to make his performance more complicated.
"It isn't as pleasurable to my ego, but it is interesting to try to blend into a mood, be a part of a painting, rather than standing out," he said.
Not happy about being questioned about his character in Padmaavat, Jim asked: "Why would you want my perspective on something not out yet". The film releases on January 25.
The actor believes "work should speak for itself".
"Why watch a film with my thoughts on what I was trying to achieve already in your head, as opposed to going to the film, watching it, receiving my performance with fresh eyes, and then questioning me afterwards?"
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