Gauhar Khan is in awe of filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, whose new Bengali film Gumnaami which released recently. Gauhar has dubbed Hindi dialogues for character in the film. The period drama Gumnaami deals with the three theories behind Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death. The first being the plane crash theory, the second being the theory that he died in Russia, and the third theory being that he came back to India and died as Gumnaami Baba.
The film mainly looks at the Mukherjee commission proceedings, where all these theories were discussed, debated and questioned. Talking about the relevance of the subject in today’s times, Gauhar said, “It (Bose’s death) is still a mystery. Even today in the history books you don’t know what happened. There are different versions and theories. As a director, only Srijit sir can dare to take up a subject like this, which has caused quite a stir. But I know he delves into the nitty gritty of any subject. I am sure he has done his research and has had worked on every nuance.
He is careful with his homework.” Gauhar has earlier worked with director Srijit Mukherji in the 2017 flick Begum Jaan, and she considers him a genius. “Working with him in any capacity is an amazing experience. Srijit sir is a genius -- I always tell him that! The way he perceives things, the way he thinks about a scene, the way he directs is very unique and very intelligent. I am in awe of everything he does. Any opportunity to work with him, I would do it,” she said. The actress, who seems to defy age with her beauty and fitness, shared her secret: “I just try to stay happy. You have to maintain and take care of yourself. I workout a lot, I wake up at 5.30 am. These are things that make me feel I am living a worthy life. I am making the most of my time. I do everything I have to. I try to rediscover myself every time I am on a film set and playing a new character.”