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Abhinav Kashyap is my mentor: Pallavi Sharda

"I haven’t really interacted with Karan too much. Abhinav is my mentor. In the future, he will be the one I’ll speak to as much as I can. Having said that, Karan is gracious and kind. I am grateful to him for the experience I had in his film," says Pallavi.

bollywood Updated: Sep 14, 2013 14:04 IST
Anirban Das

Pallavi Sharda, who had no godfather in the industry, has finally found her mentor. Although she made her Bollywood debut with the Karan Johar-directed My Name Is Khan (2010), she doesn’t think of him as her support system in the Hindi film industry. However, she has bonded well with the Besharam director Abhinav Singh Kashyap and admits that she will turn to him for guidance whenever needed.

“I haven’t really interacted with Karan too much. Abhinav is my mentor. In the future, he will be the one I’ll speak to as much as I can. Having said that, Karan is gracious and kind. I am grateful to him for the experience I had in his film,” says Pallavi.

The actor also says that her two-minute role in the film made her realise that it was difficult to make it as a lead actor in Bollywood. “But I kept working and finally my work led me to become the lead in Besharam,” says the actor.

And now that she is paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the film, she believes that Abhinav gives equal importance to female characters. “He is a fair director. He gives decent roles to female leads. Sonakshi also had a great role in Dabangg (2010). Similarly, my character has an important message in the film. Abhinav understands that both the hero and heroine have significant place in a film,” says Pallavi.