Oct 3, 2013 (Nidhi): Actress Anjana Sukhani could not have asked for more. Her debut in Pollywood has set the box office ringing. She has managed to conquer everybody’s heart. According to critics and audience, she is best the Bollywood actress imported to Punjabi cinema.
Born in Jaipur, Anjana without any film background was first seen in television advertisement for Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates with the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. A career in films was never a burning passion of this gorgeous girl who has a master’s degree in International Business and Foreign Trade. Acting just happened by chance says Anjana.
How did the idea of joining Punjabi Cinema come? She says, ” I really like Punjabi culture, Punjabi cinema and hospitality of Punjabis’ got the offer for this movie. I really liked the script and my character so I decided to do this movie. It was very wonderful experience for me working with such a great team.” About her inspiration in acting career she shares, “There has been quite lot of people in my career who have inspired me, I always take inspiration and learn from senior actors whom I have worked with in Bollywood like I did my first TV commercial Cadbury dairy milk ad with Amitabh Bachchan. He is such a great personality, then followed by Kareena Kapoor ( Golmal returns ),Priyanka Chopra and many more.
Was it tough for you to work in Punjabi Industry for the first time as you are a Non- Punjabi? To this she answers, “Although the working style of Hindi movie and regional movies is very different but it helps in increasing your fan following. There is a language barrier, difference in production, emotions are different but I think till the time, script is good and powerful, there is no harm doing regional cinema. I loved to be part of Punjabi cinema. I have always been hardworking and honest. I put my heart and soul into everything I do. As my best friend is from Punjabi family, I often visit her home and converse with her in Punjabi. I also took tuitions in Punjabi; Rajdeep also helped me a lot in improving my fluency in Punjabi.”