Actress Anushka Sharma's new film NH10 may have found little favour with the Censor Board which first refused certification and then passed it with nine edits, but her Bollywood colleagues have nothing but high praise for both the film and Anushka's performance.
Several industrywallahs attended special screenings of the Navdeep Singh-directed film, also starring Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumaar. Here's what they said on Twitter. (Also Read: In Strongly Worded Letter, Censor Board Member Slams NH10 Cuts)
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who co-stars with Anushka in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet:
Actor Ranveer Singh, Anushka's rumoured ex-beau and co-star from films like Band Baaja Baaraat:
Actor Riteish Deshmukh required more space than that provided by a single tweet:
#NH10 dir Navdeep controls ur heart beat through out the film. Superbly performed by Darshan Kumaar & Neil Bhoopalam. Congratulations? Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 11, 2015
Riteish's wife Genelia:
Watched NH10 last night.. Had me and the end of my seat the entire while.. Such a well made film by Navdeep Singh.. New,dark and excitinggg? Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) March 12, 2015
Enjoyed @AnushkaSharma ,such a joy to watch a fabulous actress.Darshan kumar n d entire cast was superb too. Good films make Good Evenings? Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) March 12, 2015
From Ayushmann Khurrana, Aditi Rao Hydari and Nikhil Dwivedi:
NH10 is gripping! Kudos to @AnushkaSharma for her career best performance! Navdeep Singh take a bow!? Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) March 12, 2015
NH10 is a bloody CRACKER!! Take a bow Navdeep Singh, Deepti Naval, Darshan Kumar, Neil & tht @AnushkaSharma.. that new Amitabh Bachchan!? NIKHIL DWIVEDI (@Nikhil_Dwivedi) March 12, 2015
NH10, which has opened to great reviews, is doubly special for Anushka who also produces as well as stars in the film.
NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee wrote in his review: "The focus of NH10 is primarily on the harried figure that is fleshed out by co-producer and lead actress Anushka Sharma. She bears the burden rather well, conveying a range of moods as she moves from the vulnerable to the fearless in a battle in which the odds are stacked heavily against her." (Movie Review: NH10)
The events of NH10 take place on a road trip taken by the characters played by Anushka and Neil and which turns deadly after an encounter with a group of violent criminals lead by Darshan.