Mumbai: Pallavi Sharda is quite a perfectionist when it comes to work.
Keen to get the nuances of her role right and to ensure that her own Punjabi identity comes shining through, Pallavi absorbed the nuances of the language and mastered the dialect completely with help from her father.
Hailing from Punjab, actor Ayushmann Khurrana also gave Pallavi some timely tips.
Pallavi was not content with the Punjabi she already knew and took to her friend Ayushmann Khurana who gave her some helpful tips.
Says Pallavi Sharda, “Since my grandmother was born in Hoshiarpur, I know the language well. In spite of living in Australia, at home, we all speak in Hindi. My role in ‘Begum Jaan’ demanded extremely authentic Punjabi. I took help from my father at times while practicing the dialogues. I still felt I needed to get better at it, that's when I picked up the phone and called Ayushmann to cross check if my Punjabi was authentic, as I was translating Hindi dialogues to Punjabi for a particularly tough scene. The Chandigarh boy- as I call him- used to converse with me in Punjabi on the sets of my last Hindi film, and this time too he made sure I got the nuances right. He is an absolute sweetheart and was great to get confidence from someone who is so proficient in the language.”
Directed by Srijit Mukherji and Produced by Vishesh Films & Play Entertainment, ‘Begum Jaan’ is scheduled to release in theaters on April 14....