Acting in Hollywood doesn’t counted as work experience in India:Nimrat

Vastavam web: Acting in Hollywood is often seen as a career boost but Nimrat Kaur says her stint in the West isn’t counted as work experience in India.Despite having appeared in two American shows “Homeland” and “Wayward Pines”, Nimrat said an actor is only talked about in the country when he/she is doing films here.”The work that I am doing abroad is relatable and recognised by a handful of audience, or say a niche audience who watch shows that have Indian actors,” she said.

After being part of two hit films, “The Lunchbox” and “Airlift”, the 35-year-old actor is making her debut on the digital platform with a web series titled “The Test Case”.Describing this web series as a big opportunity for her as an actor, Nimrat said it was a “no brainer”for her to give a nod to this project.”Many a times the set did not seem like a set. I felt it was an environment that I remember. Wearing the uniform was a childhood dream. And for the first time in my life, putting up a costume did not feel like a costume, it was a surreal experience to put the uniform,” she said.

“I don’t think I could have asked for more special experience as an actor in this juncture in my life. I feel blessed to be playing this part,” the actor said.Nimrat said the reason why female actors are not seen doing roles of Army officers on screen is because in real life too there are not many women in this profession.”Also, I can’t recall films being made on Army or about war front here, while in Hollywood you see a massive strength of movies being made on army, soldier or war,” she added.

“The Test Case”, backed by Ekta Kapoor, returns after a gap of about nine months.The web series, which released its first episode reportedly in April last year, was shelved amid rumours of creative differences between Kapoor and director Nagesh Kukunoor.”I understood that there were factors and circumstances which were not in our control. The monsoon had hit and we couldn’t shoot because of that and some other reasons. Most of our work was outdoor and once we knew monsoon was over we were on the floors again,” she said.