Chandigarh’s Punjabi glam girl, Surveen Chawla, well known for her casual style, is all set to be seen in the avatar of a successful Punjabi model in director Anurag Singh’s next, Disco Singh, which is set to release on April 11.
This time, she would be seen sharing screen space with singer-turned actor Diljit Dosanjh, who is famous for hogging the limelight in his movies.
Ask her if she’s worried about the same and Surveen says, “See, the same way, people say if an actress debuts with Salman Khan, she attaints success in her career. Now, Zarine Khan acted with Salman Khan in Veer, did that lend her fame and success? No, right? That’s because if an actress fails to perform, her co-star’s luck can’t help her. I am choosy about my scripts, and I started my career with filmmaker Navaniat Singh and actor Jimmy Shergill. I have my own screen space and that would get stronger with my performance.”
About working with Diljit, she says, “He is the only singer-turned-actor in Pollywood who does justice to his roles. I like his simplicity and dedication.”
Anurag ’s success formula so far also included the perfect pairing of Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa, something we wouldn’t get to see in his next, about which Surveen says, “I play a successful model in the film, Neeru wouldn’t have fit the bill, the way I couldn’t have done her role in Jatt & Juliet. Anurag is a filmmaker who is known for ‘no personal bias’.”
Revealing details about her big international project, written and directed by Bollywood director Leena Yadav, Surveen says, “For the past month I have been shooting for this film in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is a big project; it would be edited by Oscar winner Hughes Winborne. Russell Carpenter, winner of Best Cinematography Academy Award for Titanic, is also headed to Jaisalmer for Parched."
The film also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and male lead Adil Hussain. Parched is a co-production of LA-based Shivalaya Entertainment, a newly formed alliance between Brillstein Entertainment Partners and actor Ajay Devgan.
About her political leanings, Surveen says, “Back home (Chandigarh), elections have taken an interesting angle; Gul and Kirron are from my fraternity; but, since February, I have been cut off from the world; where we are shooting, there is no phone signal and no TV. I would, however, try to go back to Chandigarh to vote, but the showcasing of me and my mom’s fashion label, Bisu, is also keeping me busy. I would also be the showstopper for Bisu at Gurgaon Fashion Week (April 17 to 20) where I would showcase new-age dupattas.”