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I'm living my dreams: Urvashi Sharma

Newcomer Urvashi Sharma gets candid with Vajir Singh on her forthcoming film Naqaab, mentors and a loveless life.
None | By Vajir Singh, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2007 02:01 PM IST

Initial phase
I began my career with modelling. The film industry was where I always wanted to be. Since I was doing well on the modelling circuit in Delhi, the shift to Mumbai was easy. I had dreams in my eyes. I did not have any connections with the film industry.

Homework
I believe in a spontaneous performance. Once you read the script, you understand what to expect. Ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar had advised me to ‘be prepared' before joining the industry. I enrolled in Vidhur's Creating Characters acting school and joined Kathak classes. Also, since I was into modelling, I had a fair idea about camera angles and other technicalities.

Eight-film deal
Can any newcomer ask for more especially since I don't have a film background? Though I am on contract with Tips, I can do films with other banners too. Naqaab is the first film in the eight-film, in five years with them. It's the biggest contract ever for a newcomer. Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani (of Tips Films) are so professional in their approach. I am living my dreams.

On Abbas-Mustan
Though they are masters in the thriller genre, they are simple human beings. Their track record is awesome.. and I am debuting with them.. can it get any better than this?

On her heroes
Bobby Deol is not only a good actor but also friendly. He made me comfortable at the sets. He was patient and also taught me to dance freestyle.. I had to do a dance without choreography. I guess the fact that I too am a Punjabi added to the comfort level.

As for Akshaye Khanna, he is sweet. He helped me whenever I got stuck in some scenes. He used to enact those scenes for me.

Negative?
It's a complex role with different shades. It's a dream role.. It revolves around three protagonists.. the plot unveils the mask that will destroy their future.

On her over-protective mentors
It's not about being overprotective. The Turanis manage their company professionally. I trust their judgment. They have presented me well.. first in a very sensual manner in Mika's video Something something, then as a sweet girl in Atif's Doorie.

On the man in her life
I'm single at present..

On unconventional looks
Depends upon how one sees that. It's never been an issue earlier. I have modelled for quite a few brands. So many unconventional faces have become successful models. At the end of the day, it's the performance that's count.

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