Upcoming Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela began her New Year on a different note. The actress was camping in Shimla and later traveled to snow-filled Kalpa , a majestic tourists’ destination in Kinnaur.
Urvashi is thrilled by the experience. “It’s snow everywhere. I can’t see anything else other than snow. Whereever I look at the mountain peaks or slopping roofs of tiny houses; a white blanket spread all over the beautiful valley. I am completely mesmerized. Today,I am wearing a short-scot in such a cold weather (laughs). Locals are amused to see me. They don’t know, it’s part of my work. I came only for this,” says Urvashi currently busy in shooting at Kalpa, 320 kms from Shimla.
Urvashi shot to fame after her international blockbuster video album of Yo Yo Honey Singh – ‘Lovedose’ and her lead role opposite Sunny Deol in ‘Singh Saab The Great’ was released. She is now playing as urban socialite in the romantic story of film ‘Sanam Re’. The film has shooting schedule at Shimla and Kalpa during this month.
Being a girl born in the hills, Naintal, Urvashi says though her role in the movie is very different than the local lifestyle and Kinnauri customs yet from the heart, she finds a connection with the place. There is a need to preserve the ecology, local customs and livelihood means of the people in the mountains—who are affected by the dams, deforestation etc, she underlines.
“In this movie, I am playing opposite Pulkit Samrat, best known for starring as Lakshya Virani in the popular TV soap ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. I am enjoying my role /work in this project. It’s also because of the fact that my director Divya Khosla Kumar , herself a woman knows well who to get best out of me. It’s an amazing role “, she told The Indian Express. “Now, I waiting for Rishi Kapoor ji to return to Shimla, where we will resume the shooting schedule after doing few scenes at Kalpa,” she added.
Her entry to the films, recalls Urvashi was accidental. She had planned her career in engineering and appeared for IIT exams. But, while in school, she began participating beauty shows and pageants at age of 17. She won Miss Universe India 2012 and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year in 2011 held in China. She was the winner of Miss Asian Super Model 2011 in South Korea. The actress is also the only youngest Indian girl to win maximum number of beauty titles, Urvashi also received 100 pc scholarship from New York Film Academy.
Her biggest career break, she admits, came with ‘Singh Saab The Great’ – a role which came to her naturally she says. “I learnt a lot from a mega star like Sunny Deol. Now, I feel myself very lucky being directed by persons like Divya Khosla.”
Urvashi says she loves to play women oriented roles as Priyanka Chopra did in ‘Mary Kom’, a hit from last year. Her list of favorites stars include Sridevi, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan (infact all the Khans). Among them, she is dreaming to work with Shah Rukh Khan. “I can proclaim that I love him (Shah Rukh Khan) and will like to play opposite in a romantic role. He’s the quintessential biggest romantic hero in the world and greatest actor in the history of world cinema – King of romance, I would say”, she says.
Recently, Urvashi met Aamir Khan after the success of ‘PK’. & what a humble man. One of my most adorable evenings in my entire 19 years was with @aamir_khan @URautelaForever ,” she tweeted last week.
Urvashi is also a fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and supports his Swachh Bharat campaign. “Modi Ji is really aiming to give a high priority to sanitation. According to me that will be a concrete way to improve the life of the people. It’s going to be a new mass movement as Modiji’s mission is to deliver a Clean India by 2019, which happens to be the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.”