Aarushi Sharma on her acting debut: The ‘Kaka Ji’ actress was vocal about her journey from music videos to the silver screen and discloses her character in the movie.
From making her debut as a model in Sajjan Adeeb’s ‘Aa Chak Challa’ to getting her maiden film in a span of a year and a half speaks highly about the craft of former Miss India Intercontinental (2016). Talking of music videos, she has appeared in Preet Harpal’s ‘Pagg Wali Selfie’, Mehtab Virk’s ‘Saade Baarah’ and most recently in Ammy Virk’s ‘Hath Chumme’.
Having made a mark in all these music videos, Aarushi Sharma will make her debut on the celluloid in Mandeep Benipal’s ‘Kaka Ji‘. Making her debut opposite Dev Kharoud in a movie produced by Dream Reality Movies has it in it to be a perfect combination for Sharma to make her debut.
In an interview with Punjabi Mania, Sharma talked about her journey in the Punjabi industry. “I’ve been working in the Punjabi industry for two years now. I did music videos for the first one and a half years. ‘Hath Chumme’ was my last music video. Everyone appreciated my work a lot after that song. I started getting more queries and praises. My fan-following started to increase. I got this movie after that,” Sharma was quoted as saying on receiving her first movie.
Sharma credits Tru Makers for introducing her to the Punjabi industry for it was them who directed her maiden music video. “My debut song was Sajjan Adeeb’s ‘Aa Chakk Challa’. The video was directed by Tru Makers. I used to live in Mumbai before that. Tru Makers brought me into the Punjabi industry. I hold them in high regards.
“I started in the Punjabi industry because of them and have done 5-6 songs because of them. Having done a movie now, I really thank the for spotting my talent initially. I am hoping that more people will like my work after watching Kaka Ji,” she said.
Sharma also mentioned that it was her childhood dream of acting in movies and music video helped her in achieving her dream. “I had always thought of acting in movies. Music videos were a stepping stone. Once you do music videos, you get the confidence to face the camera. You get to know about the face angles and other technical things,” she added.
Originally from Delhi, Sharma claimed her mother to be her biggest critic and considered herself lucky to have got supportive parents. “My mom keeps telling me about my mistakes. She’s the biggest critic I have. She constantly suggests me what I should do or should have done in my videos.
“My parents have been very supportive throughout this journey. I’m really lucky to have parents like them. Parents are usually not so supportive in India. People tell them so many things about me being in the film industry but they ignore all those talks and support me,” she further added.
Talking about her role in the movie, Sharma didn’t disclose much but gave a brief about what the audiences will get to see on January 18. “My character’s name is Deepi. She is the daughter of a bank manager. I am playing a shy college-going girl who has an attitude, which wasn’t the case with every girl in 1995 (the story revolves around the mid 90s). She falls in love with Dev and it’s an interesting plot,” she concluded.
Watch the full interview below where she talks about her designer and discloses the level of difficulty in speaking Punjabi in the movie: