At 25, Anushka is the youngest actor-producer in the industry, and the first film she chose to make is a risky subject. Not many filmmakers would back a film with an actress as the protagonist, so it is indeed a bold choice. But perhaps the driving force behind her decision was that it offers her the chance to play a character which has never been seen before in a Hindi film.
It is a role, any actress would ‘kill’ to do. Says a source who has read the script, “It is inspired from Kill Bill. Though it is not the same story, NH10 is a revenge drama. Anushka and her husband are travelling when he is killed by a group of people. She then goes after the killers, hunts them down and gives them all brutal deaths. The film is set against the rustic backdrop of northern India — Delhi and Uttar Pradesh — to give it an Indian flavour.”
Anushka had a tough time finding a big name to play the character of her husband, because his character gets murdered in the first-half of the film. First, Shiv Pandit backed out and then Rajkummar Rao walked out. Finally, Neil Bhoopalam (worked in Shaitan in 2011 and last seen in Anil Kapoor’s tele drama 24) is playing the role of Anushka’s husband in the film.
About Kill Bill
Kill Bill was about a former member (called The Bride) of an assassination team, who seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and try to kill her. She then goes on a revenge mission and kills them one by one. In NH 10, Anushka is said to be playing a female detective who embarks on a trail of revenge against the perpetrators of her husband’s massacre.