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How Sheena Nayyar became MALLIKA?

September 2, 2010 05:12:31 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Newcomer Sheena Nayyar makes her debut with MALLIKA this weekend. As she waits for the big day, she remembers the time when she landed at the office of Percept, the company which eventually took her into the wings. Soon, she turned out to be one of the very few newcomers who find themselves as a central protagonist in their very first film with the entire promotional drive revolving around them.

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"I had to go through round of auditions and instill confidence in the makers that I was this one newcomer on whom they could put their money on. I indeed consider myself fortunate that they finalized me for MALLIKA", smiles Sheena.

So what did she have in her mind when she was getting ready for her career to be defined?


"When I was pursuing studies in Delhi, I used to be interested in ramp and modelling. However, around 2007 I decided that if I had to actually make a headway into what really interested me, I had to set up base in Mumbai", informs Sheena who had to go through a bit of struggling phase before she found her calling in Percept's horror flick MALLIKA.

"It wasn't as if I was wasting time during those couple of years of struggle", continues Sheena who does sound much more confident than an average newbie who has just stepped into Bollywood, "I was doing theatre and honing my acting skills. While some new girls go to parties and other social dos to get noticed, I didn't want to take that route. I was very focused in what I wanted to do in my career which means late nights were an absolute no-no."