Hard Kaur: I faced racism even from Indians
February 9, 2011 06:14:07 PM IST
Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
Rapper and hip hop singer, Hard Kaur is shifting gears as she turns an actress with PATIALA HOUSE. And obviously, she's very excited.
'This is the first time I'm acting in a film. What a better way to start than being in a film with Akshay Kumar, Rishiji and Dimpleji,' says Hard.
Interestingly, she bagged the role because of her stink in dance reality show, 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'.
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.
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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.'
PATIALA HOUSE is all set to release this Friday.