Making her debut with an adult comedy, Aparna Sharma is ready to experiment, especially with humour
Aparna Sharma is obviously excited about the release of her first film. And furthermore, the teaser motion poster of Guddu Ki Gun has received tremendous reviews. We catch up with the spunky 23-year-old, who has no qualms starting her film career with an adult comedy. While this was supposed to be her second film (with psychological thriller, Rum Pum Posshh, being the first), fate has made this her debut. Sharma, who plays the role of Bholi, a small town girl from Kolkata, says, “As my second film, I realised the role was different from what I was playing in Rum Pum Posshh. Though the movie goes into the zone of a sex comedy, it is intelligently written and smartly executed.” The movie revolves around a man whose private parts are turned into gold.
One of the youngest among the new crop of actresses, the Lucknow native says she was always interested in modelling and acting, though she hails from a non-film background. Talking about her journey, she says she is lucky to have landed some plum projects. Having done commercials like Parle Monaco with Aamir Khan and Coke with Imran Khan, among others, the Delhi girl has also walked the ramp for many fashion designers at three seasons of the Lakme Fashion Week. Sharma was spotted by Ekta Kapoor, who promptly signed her on for a three-film contract with Balaji Films. She will also be seen in XXX by Ken Ghosh, the first Balaji film to focus on youth erotica. Having worked with different genres, she feels Indian cinema is going through an exciting phase. “People have started to realise that the hero of the film is a good script. In the last eight years, Bollywood has opened up to experimenting,” she says.
Superstars and singing
Admitting that her stint in advertisements has helped her improve her acting skills, the student of Abhijeet Das’ Institute of Advanced Acting and Behavioural Studies is all praise for Khemu. “He is a natural. When you act opposite such a talent, it sort of helps you as well because your reactions will be natural,” she says. Eagerly waiting to see how her three films will be accepted, Sharma says her dream is to work with Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn, and do a full-blown comedy. The actress is also a fitness freak. “I do power yoga and cross workout. I don’t binge on junk food as I love homemade food,” she says. And though she considers herself a bathroom singer, the actress would love to sing for movies if she gets the right opportunity.
Guddu Ki Gun releases on October 30
— Mayuri J Ravi