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Shaitaan actress Janki Bodiwala: “My character in Vash marked a crucial moment in my career”

Vash is streaming on ShemarooMe.



Janki Bodiwala

By Jyothi Venkatesh

‘Vash’ launched on ShemarooMe is a treat for fans of the thriller genre. This Gujarati masterpiece boasts a stellar cast, including Janki Bodiwala, Hiten Kumar, Niilam Panchal and Hitu Kanodia delivering a spellbinding narrative that transcends linguistic boundaries. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Krishnadev Yagnik, Vash, is a high-octane thriller that promises to captivate audiences with its gripping storyline and unexpected twists. Incidentally, Shaitaan is the Hindi remake of Vash. JANKI BODIWALA tells JYOTHI VENKATESH in this interview for CINE BLITZ that Vash offers a fresh take on the horror genre that is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

How difficult was it to prepare for the intense role in Vansh?

Playing my character in Vash was indeed a challenging yet rewarding journey. Preparing for such an intense role required a deep dive into the emotional and psychological aspects of the character, which demanded extensive research and method acting techniques. I spent considerable time understanding her motivations and vulnerabilities, which helped me bring authenticity to the performance. Additionally, I worked closely with the director Krishnadev Yagnik to ensure that every nuance was captured accurately, making the preparation as rigorous as it was enlightening. This role pushed my limits as an actress and I’m grateful for the growth it spurred in me. The character of Aarya has left a mark on me personally.

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Vash had received a lot of appreciation from the audience during its theatrical run. What kind of reactions are you anticipating with its Digital premiere on the ShemarooMe?

The response to Vash during its theatrical release was truly heartening, and I’m excited to see how it resonates with audiences on ShemarooMe. Transitioning to the digital platform opens up new avenues for viewership, allowing a wider audience to experience the film’s suspense and thrill. With the convenience of streaming, I anticipate that more viewers, especially those who missed it in theaters, will have the opportunity to engage with the story and characters. I’m hopeful that the digital premiere will garner even more appreciation and feedback, fostering a deeper connection with the audience. Also, the film has a huge potential in terms of repeat value as some scenes are pretty complex and need focused viewing from the audiences.

What were some memorable moments from the filming of Vash that you think fans would love to hear about?

Filming Vash was an incredible journey filled with memorable moments. Despite the eerie atmosphere, we managed to keep spirits high with some behind-the-scenes laughter and camaraderie. Together we have created memories that I will cherish for life. Another highlight was exploring the beautiful locations where we shot, adding depth to the film’s visuals. Now, as Vash reaches a broader audience on ShemarooMe, I’m excited for fans to experience these moments and feel immersed in the world we created on screen.

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What sets Vash apart from other horror films in the industry?

What truly sets Vash apart is its unique blend of horror and psychological thriller elements. Rather than relying solely on jump scares, the film delves deep into the psyche of its characters, unravelling layers of suspense and intrigue. Additionally, the storyline explores supernatural themes in a refreshingly original way, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. With its gripping narrative and stellar performances, Vash offers a fresh take on the horror genre that is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

How has the experience of being part of Vash shaped your approach to future projects?

Being a part of Vash has been an incredibly enriching experience for me as an actor. My character in Vash marked a crucial moment in my career, allowing me to break free from a preconceived image I had in movies It challenged me to explore new depths within my craft and pushed me out of my comfort zone. Working alongside such a talented cast and crew has inspired me to continuously seek out roles that are both challenging and meaningful. Vash has truly shaped my approach to future projects by instilling in me a greater sense of dedication and passion for my craft, and I’m excited to carry these lessons forward in my future endeavours with utmost diligence.