Mumbai: ‘Kuch Toh Hai’ actor Akshay Bindra talked about his role and working experience with Tamannaah Bhatia and Aashim Gulati in the web series ‘Jee Karda’ and also shared how challenging it was for him at certain times to do intimate scenes.
He said: “My role is of a superstar who comes across with one of the main leading characters in the show. He is a very self-centred guy who only thinks about his stardom and how his flop movies take a toll on him. He happens to get involved with his therapist who he had never seen or met and when they find out their true identity, that’s where the fun begins. I auditioned for this a long time ago and all of a sudden after 6 months I get a call to meet the director and she absolutely loved my audition.”
Akshay, who is also a dancer and trained martial artist has worked in web series such as ‘Hookups and Hiccups’, ‘Four More Shots 3’, among others, shared about the idea behind the web series and said: “It delves into the lives of a close-knit group of seven childhood friends, trying to steer their way through adulthood.”
Sharing his experience working with Tamannaah and Aashim, he said: “So Aashim I know from Delhi, we had common friends, and that’s how we clicked. I did not have any particular scenes with Aashim or Tamannaah but on set, we had a chilled vibe with each other. Whenever Aashim and I meet, we have a chilled bro zone between us. Tamannaah being a star was very sweet actually when I met her for the first time. Simple and gelling in with everyone. I also recently met her on the way back from Coimbatore and we had some great long conversations about the movies and the work she and I are about to do.”
Akshay had a great shooting experience with the entire cast and he said that every moment was memorable and taught him something on the sets.
He recalled his shooting days for the web series and said: “It was a total roller coaster ride shooting with our director Arunima Sharma. I did some intimacy scenes for the first time and was nervous which was taken care of by an intimacy coordinator very well. I had some funny scenes as well where I dress up in a very unique avatar and I was in this costume which I can’t reveal but I never felt so hot and sweaty in my entire life. It was like a furnace within me and I had to wear it for 3 long hours at a stretch.”
“When I got out of it, I was drenched in my own sweat and had lost all my body water weight. My cheekbones were popping out. It was really bad but fun at the same time to shoot,” he concluded.