Sara Loren, the Pakistani actor who debuted in Bollywood alongside Himesh Reshammiya in Pooja Bhatt’s Kajra Re in 2010, is back on the radar with Bhatts’ Murder 3, and the 27-year-old is all praise for co-star Randeep Hooda.
“Randeep is a very good looking man. Clearly the lovemaking scenes were easy to do,” she laughs, adding, “It always helps when your co-star is attractive. But he is also such a fine actor. He was patient and helpful. More than a co-star, he became a good friend on the set. We were very comfortable with each other and that chemistry shows on scene. If there is one thing you would take with you from the film, it is the raw chemistry these two characters share,” says Sara, who is currently single. “Yes I am, but not on purpose. I would love to be in a relationship, but who has the time? And how the hell do people manage to work and be in a relationship at the same time! Those who manage to pull it off, please tell me how. You shoot, dub, train, promote. It’s go go go from day 1, and it just gets more hectic with time.”
Sara was earlier known as Mona Lizza, but changed her name due to numerology: “A lot of actresses have done it and it worked. And, I love what Sara Loren means. Sara means princess and Loren means victory. So far, it looks like it’s working for me.”
Actors Mallika Sherawat and Jacqueline Fernandez played the lead in Murder 1 and 2 respectively. So, is Sara prepared to face comparisons with them? “Of course. It would be silly of me to not expect comparisons. Keeping that in mind, I had to focus on bringing my own edge to the movie. I have to leave my mark, it had to be bigger, better and hotter,” she says.