Anushka Kaushik reveals a junior artist thought she got Patna Shukla due to nepotism
Anushka Kaushik also says ‘Patna Shukla’ co-star Satish Kaushik was ‘the funniest man on set’!
Anushka Kaushik made her presence felt on screen this year with some impressive performances in projects like Ghar Waapsi, Thar and Crash Course. Now, she is all set to carry that momentum ahead to the coming year as well and she has already wrapped up the shoot of two projects that will be releasing in 2023. One of them is Arbaaz Khan’s production ‘Patna Shukla’ and the other is Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Garmi’.
‘Patna Shukla’ is an extremely special film for Anushka as she is getting to work with some legends like Satish Kaushik and Raveena Tandon along with Jatin Goswami and Chandan Roy Sanyal, while also playing a parallel lead. Sharing her experience of collaborating with Arbaaz, Anushka says, “I felt like a kid working on ‘Patna Shukla’ because amongst my co-actors I was the youngest one, so everyone pampered me a lot. Arbaaz sir (Khan) has told us so many incidents from the industry which proved like a learning experience for me.”
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The young actress also raved about the way Arbaaz managed the role of a producer on the film’s set. She insists, “Arbaaz sir has been doing a good job as a producer and since he has been an actor, it’s easier for him to understand how it feels when you are enacting a scene and what all anxiety or problems an actor might face. So, as a producer, he keeps all that in mind and makes it easy for the actors. For example, while shooting for a scene in Patna Shukla, there was a prop which was falling repeatedly, so he got a little agitated seeing that the actor wasn’t comfortable. Throughout the film, he was right behind the monitor, and he always made sure that everything was right.”
Another special factor for Anushka in ‘Patna Shukla’ is the presence of the multi-talented actor Satish Kaushik in the film. The actors have one more project before that to their combined credit, ‘Thar’. Sharing her thoughts on Satish ji, Anushka says, “Satish Sir was the funniest person on set. He is senior as an actor, but I never felt a gap between us through the shooting process because his energy was just like a kid whenever he used to enact his scenes. If I was occupied somewhere else, he would call me by our shared surname ‘Kaushik’. Interestingly, one of the junior artists told me that I’m doing this film only because I am from Satish Kaushik’s family and because of nepotism and we used to laugh a lot at this joke.”