New singer on the block, Iulia Vantur
Deccan Chronicle| Lipika Varma
Iulia Vantur, who will be marking her B'town debut as a singer in Himesh Reshammiya's album, meets journalists' prying eyes with poise and elegance.
The ravishing Iulia Vantur finally appeared before Indian media, who know her as the ‘love interest’ of Salman Khan. But her appearance was as part of announcing her latest music album Aap Se Hai Mausiiquii directed by Himesh Reshammiya. Relying to questions with pose and confidence, she seemed to be at ease with queries from prying journos.
So, how did this Romanian beauty step into Bollywood? And that has some connection to Sallu. "I was dancing in a party when Atul and Alvira came up to to me and asked if I was keen on singing for his film. Initially I thought it was a joke, but after Salman heard me sing the Romanian version of Teri meri, he got hooked to it and used the tune in his film Bodyguard. And here I am, singing for my favourite musician Himesh," says a happy Iulia, who has been an ardent fan of Bollywood numbers since childhood. "These songs make us happier as it have a festive feelings. The romantic songs appeal to everyone," she opines.
Speaking of romantic, the obvious question popped up — Sallu bhai. "We are good friends. All of us know how kind-hearted Salman is. Whoever meets him will feel the same. I have a lot of respect for him," she clarified.
Can we soon se her acting in films as well? And Iulia quips, "Everything so far has happened so fast that I did not know what was happening. Neither do I have any plan nor do I know what is in store. I am sure there is someone who has been very kind to me and has been handling my life from above there. What ever he has in store for me will be happily honoured by me."