Model turned actor Saiyami Kher has already made her Bollywood debut with acclaimed filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in Mirzya but she vehemently opposes the thought that models cannot act.
“Everyone is an actor. I don’t know where this thought came in people’s mind from. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are best actors in the industry and they have been models too. They completely redefined this statement. Models can’t act when they don’t want to. If they love the craft then they can act,” says the actor, who stars opposite actor Harshvardhan Kapoor in the film.
She adds, “I feel that modelling and films are very different subjects. When I was modelling, I was doing theatre here and there, but I couldn’t see myself doing that for a long time because the growth is very little as a performer. It was then that I took up films. The process of acting is such a beautiful journey. All of us have actors within us and it’s all about digging deep.”
This is not the first time Kher is facing the camera — she made her film debut with the Telugu film Ray (2015), but her recent experience was completely different from the previous one. “It is like chalk and cheese because the Telugu film I did in college was an out-and-out masala film. That was a more commercial kind of film, but it helped in a big way because facing the camera teaches you a lot,” she says.