"I hope it comes out well."
Punjabi actress Sargun Mehta is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Akshay Kumar’s Mission Cinderella.
The actress was last seen in Saunkan Saunkne and Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya.
Speaking about obtaining the role, Sargun said:
“It’s very important to wait for the right role, no matter where you are stepping in, especially when you are stepping in a new medium because altogether, there is a new audience and they are.
“They are going to perceive you and look at you in a certain way.
“Even the industry has formed a perception of who you are.
“When I was choosing it, I didn’t want to stand aside and be not talked about. Whether good or bad, but no matter what it is at least there is something to talk about.”
Sargun went on to say that Bollywood has obvious differences from the Punjabi film industry. She continued:
“The Punjabi industry is still very raw.
“Frankly, that is also working for the industry. It’s raw, upcoming since it’s evolving, we are still going through our phases to find out what the people like, and what will the audience like.
“Sometimes films surprise you in a way that you didn’t even expect.
“There are no fixed strategies, not yet at least. People think that there is no discipline and structure in the Punjabi film industry.
“I am somebody who has discipline in my life but I personally don’t feel that there should be a lot of structure in a creative space.
“I enjoy being all over the place sometimes.”
Speaking about her Bollywood debut, Sargun Mehta admitted she is anxious but excited.
“I was so scared at first. I was excited because it was my first project in Bollywood and it was Akshay sir.
“Everything was giving me the jitters and I can’t begin to tell you how I gave my first shot.”
“I thought I would collapse. It was a rough and tough role and I was thinking about how I would do it.
“I am really scared and I hope it comes out well.”
In preparation for the role, Sargun stopped watching the police on-screen.
Explaining why, she said: “I think we have all watched cops since we were kids, whether it’s real life, TV, films, etc.
“When I did this role, I made sure I wasn’t watching anything.
“I just feel that when you watch a lot of something, you tend to copy it and make a caricature out of it.
“I wanted to do whatever comes to me naturally.”