19 સપ્ટેમ્બર, 2014ના ગુજરાત સમાચારની ચિત્રલોક પૂર્તિમાં મેં અગાઉ કોઈ પીઆર એજંસી માટે કરેલાં એક પ્રેસ રિલીઝનું ભાષાંતર છપાયું હતું. બિનસાહિત્યિક ભાષાંતરના કામોમાં અનુવાદકનું નામ ક્યારેય સામે આવતું નથી. મેં ભાષાંતર કર્યું હોય અને મારી નજરમાં ન આવ્યું હોય એવા આ પ્રકારનાં અમુક લખાણો બીજે પણ કદાચ છપાયા હશે. જો કે, પ્રેસ રિલીઝનાં ભાષાંતરના કામોમાં પેમેન્ટની સમયસર ચૂકવણીમાં અનિશ્ચિતતાની સતત લટકતી તલવારથી કંટાળીને હવે આ પ્રકારનું કામ સ્વીકારવાનું બંધ કરી દીધું છે. ખેર, નીચે ગુજરાતી ભાષાંતરની ક્લિપિંગ મૂકી છે અને એ પછી ઓરીજીનલ અંગ્રેજી ટેક્ષ્ટ છે.
A press release translated by me, published in Gujarat Samachar Film Supplement dated 19/04/2014. Below is the Gujarati translation snapshot followed by original English text.
Aneri – Nisha’s Interview
· Do you always wanted to be an actress? Tell us something about your background
I am born and brought in Mumbai, a very typical Gujarati girl who loves to travel and who is a complete foodie. As far as acting is concerned, it was a wild dream to me that got fulfilled purely by chance. I always fantasized about posing for shutterbugs but I never really gave it a push. Then one fine day, a casting director came across my pictures on a social media site (Facebook) and invited me for a screen test, and before I could realize what was happening, I got the role. Since then, life has been a fairy tale for me as I live my dream every day. I'm in love with the fact that I'm busy all day with shoots. In fact, when I'm home on a free day, I feel the pangs to get back to work.
· How do you think 'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins' is going to be different?
Nisha Aur Uske Cousins promises to be youth centric, to not be melodramatic, and to be lighthearted and realistic. It’s the first joint family show – which will focus completely on the youngsters, their equation, their troubles and pranks. Cousins are your blood relations but at the same time they are the friends you keep forever, the ones you share your childhood memories and growing up angst with. It is this very relationship that will be highlighted in the show.
· How do you relate to the character? Any training / preparation you underwent?
This role is like a dream because in real life I am just like her. All my friends call me a tom boy. I am always there whenever they need me just like Nisha. Having said that, at the same time, as I play a character of a tom boy; I had to work on my body language, my voice modulation and dialogue delivery. The hardest decision was to cut my long hair just for this role. I had to do get into the skin of the character.
· Whom you close to more on the sets?
I am more close to Heli & Meherzan, my on –screen cousins. I connect with them the best. They treat me like a baby and they are always there whenever I have a bad day. Meherzan makes up a mood by talking the most random thing and Heli pumps me up by getting me pasta.
· What is your equation with your cousins in real life?
I am very close to my cousins in real life too. They hold a special place in my life. They are my first friends, first play buddies, rivals and partners in crime. We make it a point that on all the festivals we come together and celebrate it like a big fat Gujarati family.
· Tell us about your most memorable experience while shooting for the show.
I would like to highlight an incident while we were shooting in Jaipur. The temperature was about 50 degree and I had to give an action shot; I didn’t even realize that my I am getting exhausted. I fainted I was rushed to the hotel and given medication. When I came into senses I didn’t even remember anything. That was one kind of experience which I will never forget.
· How do you think people will accept or relate to your role & show?
I feel Nisha’s role is somewhere very similar to Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. I think people would love it as it is very real. In many ways Nisha and her cousins represent the Star Plus of today - young, energetic, wanting to break the mold and do something new. They respect Dadaji and their elders but don't always agree with their stereotypical views. The show not only captures the unexplored but extremely interesting dynamic between cousins, but also deals with issues of today's youth and their desire to challenge stereotypes.
· Are there any cat fights on sets?
No, not at all. We actually have become one big family. In fact Heli is my best buddy on the set.
· How is it to work with all the fresh star cast
I think that’s the best part of our show as brings out a very fresh energy .We all are hungry to learn and very hard working.
· Other than acting what are your hobbies?
The young actor is also a dancer, having received formal training in Bharatnatyam and also by Shiamak Davar. "Dancing is my passion. If given a chance, I would love to participate in a dance reality show."