Years of hard work and determination have finally paid rich dividends to model-turned-actress Gauahar Khan.
Her first lead role seems to have helped her to put behind all rejections she faced during her journey from being an A-list model to a Bollywood actress. She says she is super excited about the lead role stressing that is without a non-filmi background.
“I feel my time has finally come,” she has said in an interview. “My director Rajeev Jhaveri (RJ) told me, ‘Gauahar, Rajeev (Khandelwal) is my hero and you are my protagonist’. He gives that much weight to my character in the film. I play the role of Kavya Chaudhary.
“ I hope to make a style statement with this film. For a particular swimming scene, I made sure I was in the best shape while wearing a bikini. Besides weight training, I was particular about what I ate during those three months and the results showed. I didn’t take the fact lightly that I had got the lead role and worked hard towards it,” the star said.
Replying to a question whether she was nervous playing a character against two top foreign actresses, she said: “Not at all. There was no insecurity because it was clear that I was the lead of the film. In fact, it works great because there are three hot girls in the thriller. It is so amazing to interact with people from different parts of the world. When I saw Caterina Murino, I was like, ‘Oh my god, she is the Bond girl’. She is lovely, cute and adorable. Gemma Atkinson is the most amazing and down-to-earth person. I didn’t even know she was such a huge name. We worked out together. I could not help but be amazed at her dedication. Even though she was emoting in Hindi, which is not her language, her emotions and expressions were spot on. I was in awe of her and learnt a great deal from her. As an actor, no matter what language you are speaking, your intention has to be right. Today, if I know I have performed badly, I feel like killing myself!”.
After pursuing a modelling career, she made her acting debut in 2009 with Yash Raj Films’ Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Gauahar also starred in films such as the action thriller Game and the revenge drama Ishaqzaade. – CINEWS