Jovan recently caught up with actress, Priya Banerjee who is going to be featured in the upcoming movie Jabzaa film with Aishwarya Rai.
So you're from Calgary Alberta, Canada how did you get into the Bollywood industry?
Well I did start with taking acting classes from Anupam Khers acting school and then I did a few TV commercials in Mumbai and also been working in movies in Tollywood which helped me learn a lot. There was no set plan honestly I just wanted to act and do good work :)
Did you grow up speaking much Hindi/Punjabi or have you picked it up over the years?
Yes I spoke quite a bit of Hindi that I learned watching Hindi movies growing up.
Not only are you an actress but you're also a singer do you have any projects you are working on along with acting?
I actually am considering singing as well but nothing concrete has happened yet so once something good comes my way I would love to sing too.
Who have been your favorite actor and actress you have worked with?
Well both Aishwarya Rai and Shabana Azmi have been my two favorite actors so I'm kind of lucky I'm getting to share screen space with both of them in my first movie itself. So that's exciting.
This is just the beginning so I'm still looking forward to playing my favorite role.
Recently you just made your Bollywood movie debut shooting with Jabzaa where you work with Shabana Azmi and with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, what have you learnt from them and what advice did they give you?
I had a very interesting scene with Shabana mam where she really made me feel so comfortable and helped me improvise. She such a natural it's such an honour to watch them create magic on screen.
What can we all look forward to when the Jabzaa film releases?
Well it's a thriller so you will have to wait and watch :)
Watch Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in a race against time in the official trailer of Jazbaa. Releasing on 9th October.
Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Priya Bannerjee and Chandan Roy Sanyal.
Who are your inspirations and who do you look up to in the music & film industries?
I don't have too many inspirations but I try and pick up the good work ethics, qualities and discipline from a lot of our veteran actors.
What do you wish to accomplish at the end of your career?
Well I am here to learn and to act so hopefully il be able to do that for a very long time and keep portraying good roles on screen. My biggest accomplishment would be to do maximum justice to every character I play on screen.
What would you like to say to all the Simply Bhangra readers?
Thank you for all your support. I would like to definitely say that please go watch Jazbaa on the 9th of October is going to be the biggest film of this year with power packed performances.
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