Clash of cousins? No, says Bhavna Ruparel
Sonakshi Sinha's Joker is coming out Friday and a week later her cousin Bhavna Ruparel's debut project Chal Pichchur Banate Hain will hit the screens. The latter asserts they might be in the same profession but there is no competition between them.
Bhavna told IANS: "Wherever she (Sonakshi) goes I will follow her (laughs). Sonakshi is too busy with her film 'Joker'. She has no time to breathe. Last time I met her was during Raksha Bandhan when I went to her place to tie 'rakhi' to Luv and Kush."
She further added: "She is in her own league. There is no competition as such. There is work for many of us in the industry to survive and that's how I look at it."
When it comes to family connection, Bhavna's maternal grandmother and Sonakshi's maternal grandma are sisters.
Bhavna is not the first one from her family to step under the arc-lights. Her sister Pooja Ruparel essayed the role of Chutki in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
Before doing Chal Pichchur Banate Hain, the 23-year-old did a video with Ken Ghosh at the age of eight. She also featured as a child artist in Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) and Joggers' Park (2003).
Chal Pichchur Banate Hain is writer-director Pritish Chakraborty's debut film. Bhavna is "excited about it".
"For me, script and storyline are important. I am extremely happy that I got an opportunity to make a debut with this film. No regrets at all. It was a learning experience but the best part is I am not self conscious in front of the camera. It was great working with the team."
Produced by Twilight Entertainment, Chal Pichchur Banate Hain will release Sep 7.