Spilling the beans on the same, Pranutan exclusively told ETimes, “I was auditioning constantly since 2016 and I never told people that I belonged to a film family. I didn’t want any favours being granted to me. I didn’t want people to shortlist me based on the fact that I come from a film family. I wanted to know for myself if I deserved to be in front of the camera.”
Elaborating more on the film, the young diva added, “As far as ‘Notebook’ is concerned, the film picked me. I am glad that it did. I heard the story and I was bowled over. It was a beautiful character and it gave me a lot of scope to perform and be amidst such a fantastic group of people, especially my director Nitin Kakkar. He was somebody whose vision I completely trusted.”
Pranutan also opened up about her experience shooting for the film. “My experience was fantastic. We shot in Srinagar. I was there for around two months. I didn’t come back home even once during that time. We were shooting every day and the days we weren’t shooting were because of the snowfall. Nitin sir is an extremely detailed director. He won’t let his shot be an eight on ten. He wants it to be ten on ten and I love that. He pushes the beat out of you as an actor. What more could I have asked for,” she added.
She further averred, “Nitin sir used to tell me that I have no inhibition or consciousness in front of the camera. According to him, my attitude in front of the camera used to be like I am made for this and only this! It was very organic. It was a homecoming for me. I am the happiest in front of the camera.”
‘Notebook’ also starred debutant Zaheer Iqbal in the lead role.