Kulwinder spoke to one of the loveliest actresses in Punjabi cinema currently, Sonam Bajwa who we saw on the big screen alongside Diljit Dosanjh in Punjab 1984.
The film was a hit and her acting was commendable. Now we have her featuring again with Diljit but in a comedy. Sardar Ji 2 which releases on Friday 24th June.
Hey Sonam! How are you doing?
Hey Kulwinder, I am well just busy with press and promotions.
So Sonam tell me about your character?
So my character's name is Diljot. She is a student from Punjab who goes to Australia. She is just fashionable that is all she is concerned about. Her hair, nail, make-up, shoes you name it everything. There is even a kidnapping scene and all she is concerned about is her looks.
In reality how much can you relate to Diljot?
We are both different. I am the opposite. I love being causal and in my gym clothes. But performing the character of Diljot was fun, a great experience and memorable.
So you last worked with Diljit in Punjab 1984, which was a serious film. How was the experience working with him this time round in a comedy with a different atmosphere?
During the shoot of Punjab 1984 we hardly spoke. The atmosphere was different. But this time round it was fun on the set.
How about working with Monica Gill?
It was the first time we met and she is fun and full of energy.
Mittran da Junction and Razamand.
What was it like shooting for a comedy?
Fun, spontaneous, everyone is happy I enjoyed it, the experience was good.
How did you feel about working from a serious character to a fashionable young girl in Sardar Ji 2?
I like to be in different roles. I like variations. For me it was a good experience as I challenge myself and I like to work hard and see what I can deliver.
Nervous or excited about the release?
I am never nervous for the release as nothing can be changed. I am more nervous during the shoot. I have only seen my scenes and looking forward to watching the full version.
Why is this film called Sardar Ji 2 when there is a no relevance to the first?
It is a sequel and it is only the name that is the same, I am sure audiences will enjoy this as much as the first. This film is new and something fun and for the family. I am very excited.
What is next for Sonam?
I will be announcing something next week, which I am super excited about. It has been a secret for sometime. I have a film coming with Ammy Virk releasing this November. I have another film which I cannot mention about yet but is has been challenging, I had to audition for it and the director could not believe that I was fit for the role.
So it made me more confident and I am looking forward to the release.
Thank you Sonam, we at SimplyBhangra.com wish you all the success and best for your upcoming releases and SardarJi 2.
Kulwinder Kaur Kainth