With India’s newest and hottest export Lauren Gottlieb on one side and Punjabi heartthrob Diljit Dosanjh on the other, upcoming Punjabi movie “Ambarsariya”, which marks the American dancer-actress’s foray into the regional film industry, is going to be nothing but a joy ride, according to her.
The 27-year-old “ABCD” star said she loves experimenting and is excited to make her debut alongside Diljit in the Punjabi film industry. In the film, Lauren plays a photographer.
“I am working with the flavour of the season- Diljit Dosanjh. He is like the biggest heartthrob of Punjab. I am looking forward to it. It is going to be a blast to watch for the audience,” Lauren told PTI.
“Ambarsariya” will be produced by Ramesh Taurani and will be shot in Punjab. The actress is also learning Punjabi for her role in the movie.
Lauren sure has her hands full right now. Besides her acting assignments, She is one of the most sought after dancers in Bollywood with successful item numbers in movies like “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”, “Welcome To Karachi” and the upcoming “Welcome Back”. She serves as a judge on a popular celebrity dance reality show and also made her ramp debut at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week here.
But Lauren said she does not mind juggling. “I have a lot in my hands right now. The workload is bigger than ever. But I am happier than ever. I love doing different things. One day I am acting, the next day I dancing, walking the ramp. I am quite happy.”
The former “So You Think You Can Dance” star ruled the fashion platform as she walked for bag manufacturing company Baggit, which has entered its 25th year. On the ramp, the dancer in Lauren could not resist from shaking a leg or two.
“When they ask me to do a little jig and do a little dance it was a little nerve racking. It was a new thing for me. I mean I haven’t danced on runway. But in the end it was fun.”
Lauren made her acting debut in Bollywood in 2013 with Remo D’ Souza’s “ABCD”. She then followed it up with other films including its sequel this year, which starred Varun Dhawan and it entered the elite Rs 100 crore club.
But it was not all hunky dory for the starlet and she has a piece of advice for all the non-Indian talents trying to make it big in Bollywood.
“People from outside get a very cool and nice first break. But it is about how you utilise that and take it forward and build a brand and it takes time. I have been very fortunate. I am from abroad but I am glad that I am accepted there,” she said.