Ludhiana girl Sufi Gulati, who has earlier featured in Punjabi film Munde Kamaal De, will soon be seen in Bollywood movie Luv Ke Funday. She says she’s looking forward to make a mark in Hindi filmdom without running after anyone.
Luv Ke Funday, produced by Faaiz Anwar and Prem Prakash Gupta, is directed by debutant Indervesh Yogee. It is releasing next month.
Sufi, who has no film connection, says it was always her dream to become a movie actress.
“My folks asked me to complete my education first and then try to choose any vocation for myself, as they rightly felt that I would be secure in life only if I am well-versed in education,” Sufi said, adding that she studied fashion designing before coming to Mumbai in search of work.
Luv Ke Funday landed into her lap thanks to its director, who introduced Sufi to Anwar.
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Talking about her role, Sufi said: “I play Riya, a rich but simple girl who is in charge of her own business empire. Riya is in a live-in relationship with a young boy. The film shows the ups and downs in Riya’s life.”
She says the producer played a major role in motivating her to give her best shot.
“When I gave my dates for the shooting, frankly I did not know whether I would be able to act properly and face the camera. When I told Faaizji that I wasn’t sure whether I could act and was confused, he boosted my morale by telling me that he had ample confidence in my capacity to act.
“He made me understand the nuances of acting by making me go through a workshop. I shot well and was happy,” said Sufi, who is confident that her emotional role will leave an impact.
Is she also keen on acting in TV serials?
“Though right now I am not acting in even a single TV serial, if only the opportunity arises, I would not hesitate to grab any offer to be part of a TV show.”
For now, she is focused on making a name for herself in the film industry.
“I do not want to run after anyone or either go ahead of anyone or be behind anyone but to have a separate identity of my own and last in the film industry,” she concluded.