She reveals, 'I'm happy because Nikhil chose me for the character. It happened because he watched 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and he saw me perform in a Punjabi suit.'
Unlike her glamorous image, Hard is playing a very different character in the film.
'I play a very seedhi saadhi girl named Komal in the film. I started laughing the first time I saw myself in this role. She wears salwar-kameez and wants to be an actress. But all the characters in the film are afraid of Rishi's character. So I end up doing Kirtan in a Gurudwara. '
The actress was born in India but went to the UK in 1991.
She says, 'My father passed away in the 1984 riots. I went to the UK in 1991. I didn't know how to speak a word of English back then. Then I discovered hip hop music and fell in love with it.'
According to the singer-turned-actress, she can completely relate with the film which deals with generation gap.
'I relate to the film because when I was a kid, my grandparents didn't allow us to sing and dance. I also connect to the film because I had gone from India to UK and faced racism even from Indians. I had more problems from the racism by Indians than by the foreigners. So I know what it is like.'
Speaking about working with Rishi Kapoor, Hard says, 'When you have respect for a person, you naturally feel a bit scared. I was. I was intimidated with Rishi because in his whole Sardar look, I felt my grandfather was standing in front of me. But we got along really well and used to speak in Punjabi. He had nick named me 'Hado Rani'. So I had fun working with him. He's a really sweet guy and an amazing actor. Watching him gives you goose bumps.'