Nimrat Kaur has two cats that frequently disrupt her house. “That’s one way life tells me that nothing is completely in my control ever,” said Kaur, who once described herself as a “control freak”, which she attributed to her upbringing in an Army household.
“It’s a fool’s errand to try and control things,” she added. “So it’s best to just let things happen and do your best in that scenario. That way, acting is the most lifelike profession. You can prepare all you want but on set, something might happen and you’ll be completely thrown off.”
Self-control amidst volatility is an important characteristic of Kaur’s counsellor Nandita in the Disney+ Hotstar series School of Lies. Haunted by her own demons, Nandita feels her way through a fog of untruths and fantasies created by the disappearance of a student. After seven episodes of introspection, Nandita tells her therapist, “I don’t remember the last time I had any feelings.”
As an actor, does Kaur too feel overwhelmed to express honestly?
“Sometimes, it becomes difficult to let your guard down because as an actor, what you say in public that’s light, harmless or said in a nonchalant way can be misconstrued,” Kaur observed. “Sometimes, people put you on a pedestal…