June 30, 2011 06:03:51 PM IST Rachana, Glamsham Editorial
Charmi Kaur, a well-known name down south, makes her debut with upcoming release BBUDDAH... HOGA TERRA BAAP. However not much has been heard about Charmi as right from day one the much touted film has been promoted in superstar Amitabh Bachchan's name.
However, Charmi has no qualms about it as she is well aware about the fact that BBUDDAH is Big's film and will sell in his name. Says the realistic Charmi, "It was obvious to me that it is an Amitabh Bachchan film and will be promoted that way only. Moreover BBUDDAH is not a heroine oriented film so it was quite natural to lead that way. I can't be in a dream world."
After working nearly for a decade in south, Charmi steps in Bollywood. One wonders what made Charmi to wait for so long or why she waited so long to enter Bollywood? Was she looking for a big break in Bollywood and also was Big B the reason behind signing BBUDDAH?
Charmi at once responds, "I did get few offers before BBUDDAH, in fact all big films with some reputed filmmakers from Bollywood, however nothing really worked. I always knew there's something in me and I am a Bollywood material so I'll get a good break sometime. And then BBUDDAH happened suddenly. Actually, Puri Jagannath, director of BBUDDAH, is a very good friend of mine and he offered me the role. And when you have Big B as co-star who will miss the chance?"
Talking about the late entrance in Bollywood, Charmi adds, "I have seen enough ups and downs in my decade long career and now I know my do's and don'ts well. In fact I think I am at the right age to start in Bollywood. If I do a mistake in Bollywood I might not get a chance again. But probably that mistake might not happen because I have gained enough maturity and experience work wise. Even Amitji told me 'Initially I thought you are a bit late but considering that you have 10 years of experience it's like paid school for you. And I think with this you will go places'. I am young and just 23 so this is a perfect moment for me to get in Bollywood."
Charmi is among those lucky few actors, who has had chance working with superstars. She has worked with all big stars from south and now even her debut in Hindi film industry is with the megastar, Amitabh Bachchan. However for Charmi it's no big deal as sustaining one's position is of much more importance.
"It's not a big deal to become big. The deal is to maintain being big. I have been really fortunate to get what I have got today but how far I sustain myself, is to be seen. By God's grace I have been maintaining to be there," says the level-headed Charmi.
Like others even Charmi is highly impressed with Big B's chaste Hindi. Says the pretty actress, "I would often take Shudh Hindi tips from him because he is really fantastic in that."