Country Girl

An engineer by profession,Dhriti Saharan couldn’t resist to risk it all and try the one thing she had been fixated on since her childhood — acting.

Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: September 24, 2013 3:58:24 am

An engineer by profession,Dhriti Saharan couldn’t resist to risk it all and try the one thing she had been fixated on since her childhood — acting. Growing up in Mumbai only fuelled her desire to explore the possibilities. “As a kid,I would always check my expressions on the mirror,especially when I cried. And after engineering,I simply couldn’t get the acting bug out of my head. I left my job and decided to give it a shot,” says the petite actress,who is also a trained singer and had made it to the finale of Indian Idol when she was in Class XII.

The singing and dancing classes during school days came in handy,so did the acting course under theatre person Barry John. Armed with a portfolio,Saharan marched to various production houses. “I was a little apprehensive because I had absolutely no guidance,relatives or friends; no one in the entertainment industry was there to steer me through. It was the month-long course with Barry that taught me to be true to my art and feel every emotion as the camera captures it all,” says Saharan. Being a Punjabi girl,she soon got a call from Batra Showbiz Productions and bagged her first film,the blockbuster Pure Punjabi.

While the film acted as the perfect launch pad,it was the controversial Punjabi film Sadda Haq that catapulted her to star status. Saharan even sang a song,Dil Musafir,for the film along with her brother Akshay.

At present,she is looking forward to her Punjabi-Bengali bilingual,Teri Meri Ik Jindri with Partho Ghosh,along with Telugu film Love Touch with actor Jayanth,which is releasing soon as well. “Teri Meri Ik Jindri is a comedy caper. It’s an unusual and emotional journey of this young girl from being a rich brat to a sensitive woman madly in love,” tells Saharan.

Interestingly,the film is also

being shot simultaneously in Bengali and goes by the title Hashi Kaner Iti Kotha. “I was born in Kolkata and lived there for three years before moving to Mumbai. The Telegu film Love Touch is a romantic comedy and releases next year. It marks the debut of Jayanth as well and has been directed by Srichand,” says Saharan,who also adds how she’s working on her Telugu and is enjoying singing and dancing shoots in Goa and Hyderabad.

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