Sharan Kaur made her debut with director Mandeep Chaahal’s film Munda Faridkotia opposite Roshan Prince. The beautiful Punjabi kudi from Gurdaspur tells us how her life is shaping up after Covid-19 outbreak and being a Punjabi…
Has acting been a passion since childhood?
Yes, I have always been passionate about acting since childhood. I dreamt of working in the Punjabi industry. To join Pollywood I left my television shows.
How has been the transition from small screen to silver screen?
After doing two television shows, I gave auditions for Munda Faridkotia thrice and got selected to play the lead. Pollywood is a different kind of experience. Right now I am waiting for the release of my films Sharrek 2 and Sayonee.
How was the experience of working with Roshan Prince?
I work with sincerity and honesty and give my hundred per cent to every project. Munda Faridkotia is close to my heart because I successfully debuted with it in the industry. Working with Roshan Prince was a great experience. Besides being a great colleague, he is a wonderful person too.
You are playing a lead in Shareek 2 with Jimmy Sheirgill and Dev Kharoud. How is the josh?
Shareek 2 was like a dream come true. Jimmy Sheirgill and Dev Kharoud helped me with my scenes. I was nervous initially but now I have become very confident after working with them.
Did you ever think that you would get the Best Debut award from Punjabi Film Awards 2020?
I had never thought that I would get the Best Debut award. I am the luckiest one in Pollywood.
What are those three things that you learnt from this lockdown?
The first thing I learnt is patience. Because life is more important than anything else. Spending time with the family meant a lot and we always need divine blessings to survive.
The shooting has begun amid the new normal. What precautions will you take while on shoots?
As actors we cannot wear masks. I will follow social distancing and use senitizer.
Which is your favourite Punjabi dish?
It is makki di roti and sarson da saag.
Your favourite Punjabi film?
Favourite Punjabi song?
Challa by Gurdaas Maan.
One thing about Punjab and Punjabis that you like the most?
The best thing is their selfless service towards humanity. We Punjabis are blessed with a large heart.
When was the last time you performed Giddha?
The last time I performed Giddha was at my university.
Would you prefer to do a Hindi movie or a web series?
Most people in the age group of 40-70 still prefer television over OTT platforms. Only the younger lot is attracted towards web world. I always prefer movies.
Three places you would recommend your friends to visit in Punjab?
The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Chamkaur Sahib and Chandigarh.
How are you keeping yourself fit?
Fitness is of paramount importance. I eat healthy, exercise, drink lots of water and do yoga.—Dharam Pal