Tina Ahuja talks fashion, films and her journey to the big screen with Second Hand Husbands
DESPITE the size zero fad, Bollywood debutantes are not shy about adding the pounds to get into character. Bhumi Pednekar, put on oodles of weight for Dum Laga Ke Haisha,A�andA�now newbieA�Tina Ahuja (neeA�NarmadaA�), has gained seven kilos for her debutA�outing, Second Hand Husbands. Ahuja is not an outsider to Bollywooda��being actor Govindaa��s daughtera��and has an interesting tale on how she bagged the role. a�?The film happened because of my friends. I watchedA�(filmmaker)A�Smeep Kanga��s Punjabi film Carry On Jatta and loved its spunka��it reminded me of my fathera��s films. So I asked my friends, who knew him, for an introduction. We got talking, he narrated Second Hand Husbands and I took it up because Ia��ve faith in his confidence,a�? says the 26-year-old, adding that she chose the screen name Tina as a shout-out to her friends (ita��s their nickname for her). The film follows a couplea��played by Ahuja and Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewala��trying to find a husband for Grewala��s ex-wife.
Her fathera��s daughter
Ahuja is already trending on social media for her comic renditions in the trailer. a�?Comedy is the vibe I carry. It probably has to do with watching my dad on sets. But I also hope to don glamorous roles and experiment with genres,a�? she says. SpeakingA� about fashion, the actress who favours skirts and dresses,A�saysA�she choosesA� clothes that are comfortable andA�complementA�her. a�?Style to me is what I wear. I love my Armani and Louis Vuitton, but you can also see me on Hill Road, shopping for jhumkas. I am a a�?salea�� junkie,a�?A�she smiles, adding that one day shea��d like to start her own label. Signing off she says shea��d love to work with directors like Imtiaz Ali, Rohit Shetty andVipul Shah, and hopes to feature in an action flick someday.
Second Hand Husbands releases today.